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

  Stag \Stag\ (st[a^]g), n. [Icel. steggr the male of several
     animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. Steg.]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) The adult male of the red deer ({Cervus elaphus), a
            large European species closely related to the American
            elk, or wapiti.
        (b) The male of certain other species of large deer.
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     2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.]
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     3. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull
        seg. See the Note under Ox.
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     4. (Stock Exchange)
        (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a
            member of the exchange. [Cant]
        (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new
            projects, with a view to sell immediately at a
            premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant]
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     5. (Zool.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Stag beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        lamellicorn beetles belonging to Lucanus and allied
        genera, especially Lucanus cervus of Europe and Lucanus
        dama of the United States. The mandibles are large and
        branched, or forked, whence the name. The larva feeds on
        the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also horned bug,
        and horse beetle.
  
     Stag dance, a dance by men only. [Slang, U.S.]
  
     Stag hog (Zool.), the babiroussa.
  
     Stag-horn coral (Zool.), any one of several species of
        large branching corals of the genus Madrepora, which
        somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially
        Madrepora cervicornis, and Madrepora palmata, of
        Florida and the West Indies.
  
     Stag-horn fern (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern
        ({Platycerium alcicorne) having the large fronds branched
        like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus.
        
  
     Stag-horn sumac (Bot.), a common American shrub ({Rhus
        typhina) having densely velvety branchlets. See Sumac.
        
  
     Stag party, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.]
        
  
     Stag tick (Zool.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
        family Hippoboscidae, which lives upon the stag and is
        usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the
        European grouse, but in that case has wings.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elaphine \El"a*phine\, a. [Gr. ? stag.] (Zo["o]l.)
     Pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of, the stag, or
     Cervus elaphus.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cervus elaphus
      n 1: common deer of temperate Europe and Asia [syn: red deer,
           elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus]

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