roe deer


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roe deer

n.
Either of two small deer (Capreolus capreolus of Europe and southwest Asia or C. pygargus of Central and East Asia), having a brownish coat, a black nose, and three- to four-tined antlers in the male.

[Middle English ro, the roe deer Capreolus capreolus, from Old English rā, rāha.]

roe deer

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

roe′ deer`


n.
a small, agile Old World deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three-pointed antlers. Also called roe.
[before 1000; Old English rāhdēor (not recorded in Middle English)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roe deer - small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlersroe deer - small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlers
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
roebuck - male roe deer

roe deer

noun
Related words
collective noun bevy
Translations
srnasrnec
metsäkauris
srna
őz
노루
stirna
srna
rådjur

roe deer

[ˈrəʊˌdɪəʳ] n (species) → capriolo; (female deer, pl inv) → capriolo femmina
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