from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of deer including the roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A buck or he-goat.
  • n. The tendril of a plant.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A subgenus of deer, including the roebuck, Capreolus capræa.

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

  • n. roe deer


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  • There are large populations of red deer Cervus elaphus, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, and wild boar Sus scrofa, and about 300 elk Alces alces, introduced in 1864.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Jackals Canis aureus, muskrats Ondatia zibethica, and racoon dogs Nyctereutes procyonoides have invaded the area, preying on the birds when they can, and wild boar Sus scrofa, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, red deer Cervus elaphus and hares Lepis sp. are still hunted nearby.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • The fauna in the Swartberg and Cederberg protected areas reflects their location close to the fynbos-Karoo interface with species such as grysbok Raphicerus melanotis, grey rhebuck Pelea capreolus and klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus, steenbok Raphicerus campestris and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, as well as karoo species not usually found in mountain fynbos such as springbok Antidorcas marsupialus.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • Other important species found in the lowland forests are jackal (Canis aureus), lynx (Lynx lynx), red deer (Cervus elaphus), and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • Other mammals include brown bear Ursus arctos, common otter Lutra lutra (VU), Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica, mink M. vison, roe deer Capreolus capreolus and mountain hare Lepus timidus.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation

  • These include wolf Canis lupus, brown bear Ursus arctos, lynx Felis lynx, wild pig Sus scrofa, Caucasian deer Cervus elaphus moral, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, the west Caucasian tur Capra caucasica (EN) and chamois Rupicapra rupicapra and the reintroduced European bison Bison bonasus x B. bonasus caucasicus.

    Western Caucasus, Russian Federation

  • In relation to the western Siberia taiga, the eastern Siberian taiga has a much denser population of hoofed animals, such as: Alces alces, Capreolus capreolus, Sus scrofa and Cervus elaphus.

    East Siberian taiga

  • The population of Capreolus capreolus has been greatly reduced even though extensive areas of suitable habitat exist.

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • Many of them are the same species found in the northern part of the basin but also include steppe polecat Mustela eversmanii and Kolinsky weasel M. sibirica, lynx Felis lynx, wild pig Sus scrofa and roe deer Caprolus capreolus.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • Large herbivores, such as red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), are generally largely distributed.

    Northwest Iberian montane forests


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