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 for Cervus macrotis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mule \Mule\ (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of
     mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L.
     mulus. Cf. Mulatto.]
     1. (Zool.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated
        between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied
        to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid
        is more properly termed a hinny. See Hinny.
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     Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy,
           and proverbial for stubbornness.
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     2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the
        pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust
        of another; -- called also hybrid.
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     3. A very stubborn person.
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     4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool,
        etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; --
        called also jenny and mule-jenny.
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     5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
  
     Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs.
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     Mule armadillo (Zool.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia
        hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also mulita.
        See Illust. under Armadillo.
  
     Mule+deer+(Zool.),+a+large+deer+({Cervus+macrotis">Mule deer (Zool.), a large deer ({Cervus macrotis syn.
        Cariacus macrotis) of the Western United States. The
        name refers to its long ears.
  
     Mule pulley (Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt
        which transmits motion between shafts that are not
        parallel.
  
     Mule twist, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in
        distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deer \Deer\ (d[=e]r), n. sing. & pl. [OE. der, deor, animal,
     wild animal, AS. de['o]r; akin to D. dier, OFries. diar, G.
     thier, tier, Icel. d[=y]r, Dan. dyr, Sw. djur, Goth. dius; of
     unknown origin. [root]71.]
     1. Any animal; especially, a wild animal. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Mice and rats, and such small deer.   --Shak.
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              The camel, that great deer.           --Lindisfarne
                                                    MS.
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     2. (Zool.) A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species,
        and of related genera of the family Cervid[ae]. The
        males, and in some species the females, have solid
        antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually.
        Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called
        venison.
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     Note: The deer hunted in England is Cervus elaphus, called
           also stag or red deer; the fallow deer is Cervus
           dama; the common American deer is Cervus
           Virginianus; the blacktailed deer of Western North
           America is Cervus Columbianus; and the mule deer of
           the same region is Cervus macrotis. See Axis,
           Fallow deer, Mule deer, Reindeer.
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     Note: Deer is much used adjectively, or as the first part of
           a compound; as, deerkiller, deerslayer, deerslaying,
           deer hunting, deer stealing, deerlike, etc.
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     Deer mouse (Zool.), the white-footed mouse ({Peromyscus
        leucopus, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) of America.
  
     Small deer, petty game, not worth pursuing; -- used
        metaphorically. (See citation from Shakespeare under the
        first definition, above.) "Minor critics . . . can find
        leisure for the chase of such small deer." --G. P. Marsh.
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