A wild quadruped, of a middle size between the stag and the roebuck; its horns turn inward, and are large and flat. The fallow deer is naturally very timorous: it was reputed clean, and good for food, Deuteronomy 14:5. Young deer are noticed in Proverbs, Songs, and Isaiah, as beautiful creatures, and very swift, Proverbs 5:19. See HIND.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'DEER'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".