hirvieläin

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hirvi +‎ eläin

Noun[edit]

hirvieläin

  1. (zoology) A deer (any animal belonging to the family Cervidae).

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Usage notes[edit]

The term is rather seldom used outside zoological context. There's no commonplace word that would cover the whole genus Cervidae. Depending on the size of the animal, hirvi, peura or kauris might be used in the order from large to small.

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