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roebuck

[roh-buhk] /ˈroʊˌbʌk/
noun, plural roebucks (especially collectively) roebuck.
1.
a male roe deer.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English robucke. See roe2, buck1
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  • And presently the lion returned, bearing a fine large roebuck.
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roebuck

/ˈrəʊˌbʌk/
noun (pl) -bucks, -buck
1.
the male of the roe deer
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Word Origin and History for roebuck
n.

c.1200, from roe (n.2) + buck (n.1). Cf. Dutch reebok, German Rehbock, Danish raabuck.

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