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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-19th century


Relating to deer; deerlike.

Examples of Cervine in a sentence

"The ballet dancer had a charming, cervine style to her footwork."

"I made a cervine costume to go along with the woodland theme of the party."

About Cervine

This word pairs the Latin “cervinus,” meaning “deer,” and “-ine,” an adjective-forming suffix that means “belonging to; resembling in nature.”

Did you Know?

There’s a whole group of animal-related words that end in “-ine.” “Cervine” is the adjective for deer, and “bovine” means “related to cows.” “Canine” is for dogs, “equine” is for horses, and “vulpine” is for foxes.

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