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  (French)     (English)  
      n   an addition to a French surname to specify the father rather than the son of the same name  
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Père David's deer  
      n   a large grey deer, Elaphurus davidianus, surviving only in captivity as descendants of a herd preserved in the Imperial hunting park near Beijing  
     (C20: named after Father A. David (died 1900), French missionary)  
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