Antler (noun)

  1. Each of the branched bony structures that grow on the head of certain animals, especially deer, and are shed annually.
  2. A branch or twig of an antler, used for making various articles, such as combs, handles, and knife hilts.

Origin:

Middle english: from old french antoillier, from antoille "antler" (of unknown origin).

Examples:

  1. The deer's antlers were huge, spanning over three feet.
  2. The antlers of the elk were magnificent, with many points.
  3. Antler velvet is used as a dietary supplement.
  4. The antlers are used to make decorative items and also used as hunting tools.
  5. The process of shedding and re-growing antlers is called as casting.
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