roe deer

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noun

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

Origin of roe deer

before 1000; Old English rāhdēor (not recorded in ME)
Also called roe.
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roe deer


noun

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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