Definition of reindeer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈreɪndɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪndɪr//
(pl. reindeer, reindeers)
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a large deer with long antlers (= horns shaped like branches), that lives in cold northern regions herds of reindeer Word Originlate Middle English: from Old Norse hreindýri, from hreinn ‘reindeer’ + dýr ‘deer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reindeer

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