ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


cervine (sûrvn), adj.
1.  of, having to do with, or like a deer
2.  of a deep tawny or fawn color (dark yellowish-brown color)

etymology:  Latin, from cervus, deer.

"With her cervine sense of smell she claimed that all of our washcloths inexpungeably stank."
  - John Updike, "Toward the End of Time"

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