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1. (Science: zoology) a young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See buck.

2. The young of an animal; a whelp. [The tigress] . . . Followeth . . . After her fawns. (Holland)

3. A fawn colour.

Origin: OF. Faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, f. Faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. Fetus. See foetus.