Definition for RANE, or RANE-DEER

RANE, or RANE-DEER, n. [Sax. hrana; Fr. renne; D. rendier; G. rennthier; Dan. rensdyr; Basque, oreña or orina; so named probably from running. The true spelling is rane.]

A species of deer, the Cervus Tarandus, a ruminant mammal, found in the northern parts of Europe, Asia and America. He has large branched palmated horns, and travels with great speed. Among die Laplanders he is a substitute for the horse, the cow, the goat and the sheep, as he furnishes food, clothing and the means of conveyance. This animal will draw a sled on the snow more than a hundred miles in a day. – Encyc.

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