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 for Mule deer
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy,
           and proverbial for stubbornness.
           [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
     Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     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
     Mule twist, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in
        distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mule deer
      n 1: long-eared deer of western North America with two-pronged
           antlers [syn: mule deer, burro deer, Odocoileus

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