Webster 1913 Edition
endouiller, fr. F.
andouiller, fr. an assumed LL.
antocularis, fr. L.
The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as of a stag.
Huge stags with sixteen
☞ The branch next to the head is called the brow antler, and the branch next above, the bez antler, or bay antler. The main stem is the beam, and the branches are often called tynes. Antlers are deciduous bony (not horny) growths, and are covered with a periosteum while growing. See
a destructive European moth (
Cerapteryx graminis), which devastates grass lands.
Webster 1828 Edition
A start or branch of a horn, especially of the horns of the cevine animals, as of the stag or moose. The branch next to the head is called the brow'antler, and the branch next above, the bes-antler.