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Fallow deer


Fallow deer (called fallow from its reddish-brown color) (Heb. yachmûr). The Hebrew word, which is mentioned only in Deut. 14:5 and 1 Kings 4:23, probably denotes the Alcelaphus bubalis (the bubale or wild cow) of Barbary and North Africa. It is about the size of a stag, and lives in herds. It is almost exactly like the European roebuck, and is valued for its venison.

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The Fallow Deer.