roe deer

roe deer

noun
a small, agile Old World deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three-pointed antlers.
Also called roe.


Origin:
before 1000; Old English rāhdēor (not recorded in ME)

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roe deer
 
n
a small graceful deer, Capreolus capreolus, of woodlands of Europe and Asia. The antlers are small and the summer coat is reddish-brown

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