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Gazelle vs. Deer

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The main difference between Gazelle and Deer is that the Gazelle is a genus of mammals and Deer is a family of mammals

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  • Gazelle (noun)

    An antelope of either of the genera Gazella (mostly native to Africa) or Procapra (native to Asia), capable of running at high speeds for long periods.

  • Deer (noun)

    A ruminant mammal with hooves of the family Cervidae, or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla.

  • Deer (noun)

    One of the smaller animals of this family, distinguished from a moose or elk.

    "I wrecked my car after a deer ran across the road."

  • Deer (noun)

    The meat of such an animal; venison.

    "Oh, I've never had deer before."

  • Deer (noun)

    An animal, especially a quadrupedal mammal, as opposed to a bird, fish, etc.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gazelle (noun)

    One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; - called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

  • Deer

    Any animal; especially, a wild animal.

  • Deer

    A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species, and of related genera of the family Cervidæ. 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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gazelle (noun)

    small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes

  • Deer (noun)

    distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers

Princeton's WordNet

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