el ciervo, la cierva ( )
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (animal) a. deer Se me atravesó un ciervo en la carretera. A deer jumped in front of me on the highway. b. stag (male) El ciervo que vimos en el bosque tenía cuernos grandes. The stag we saw in the woods had large antlers. c. hind (female) La cierva y su cría bebían agua del río. The hind and her young drank water from the river. d. doe (female) Las ciervas corrían por el parque. The does were running around in the park.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (culinary) a. venison En este restaurante sirven ciervo y otra caza. In this restaurant they serve venison and other game. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
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