roe deer
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹəʊˌdɪə/
Noun

roe deer

  1. A small, nimble Eurasian deer with no visible tail, a white rump patch, and a reddish summer coat that turns grey in winter, the male having short three-pointed antlers (Capreolus capreolus and Capreolus pygargus).
    Synonyms: chevreuil, roe
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, page 84:
      Frightened by the noises approaching them from the rear, and apprehensive of the human silence ahead, the five roe deer were halted, their heads high in nervous alertness.
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