Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of roe deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The roebuck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of the genus Capreolus, C. capræa or caprea, formerly Cervus capreolus, of small size, elegant form, and very agile, inhabiting most parts of Europe, including Great Britain, and parts of Asia; a roebuck or roe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlers

Etymologies

roe +‎ deer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The mountainous Mongun Taiga, Tsagan Shuvuut and Turgen Uul are strictly protected areas, being the habitat of the snow leopard Uncia uncia (EN) at the northern margin of its Mongolian range; also of Tartarian roedeer Capreolus pygargus, Altai argali Ovis ammon (VU), the world's largest sheep, and Altai marmot Marmota baibacina (EN).

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • "Yet the roedeer is not made for the paddock," he said impersonally.

    Montlivet

  • Into such open glades dark fallow deer should come, and roedeer dancing out from the shadows to listen and snuff.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • Later on came shooting at long ranges, after they had collected in bands, of the female roedeer and also the hare shooting.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

  • In the more thickly forested portions of Germany deer as well as roedeer are shot and in many districts wild boar.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

  • In a minute you are surrounded by roedeer, stretching out their delicate, pretty heads and gazing at the basket with their lovely brown eyes.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • The steps of roedeer and pilgrims are heard on the sand of the paths, but otherwise there is complete silence and quiet.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • In the central parts of the country are to be found red deer, roedeer, wild swine, beaver, wolf, and lynx.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • Retainers and guards, slaves and soldiers, and even women, were lounging about, and a beautiful tame little pet roedeer played with the pretty children in bright coloured dresses, clustering under the cavernous archway.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • Great herds of small, but fierce cattle, with humps and shaggy manes, roved about them, also antelopes and gnus, and the tiny roedeer, while the woods were swarming with wild creatures.

    Stephen Archer and Other Tales

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