roe deer

roe deer
noun Date: 1575 either of two small European or Asian deer (Capreolus capreolus and C. pygarus) that have short erect antlers forked at the summit, are reddish-brown in summer and grayish in winter, have a white rump patch, and are noted for their nimbleness and grace

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  • roe deer — plural roe deer n a small European and Asian ↑deer that lives in forests …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roe deer — roe′ deer n. mam a small, agile Old World deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three pointed antlers Also called roe II • Etymology: bef. 1000; OE rāhdēor (not recorded in ME) …   From formal English to slang

  • roe deer — roe ,deer noun count a European or Asian DEER that lives in forests …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Roe Deer — Taxobox name = Roe Deer status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 299px image caption = Male and female Roe Deer regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Cervidae subfamilia = Odocoileinae genus …   Wikipedia

  • roe deer — a small, agile Old World deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three pointed antlers. Also called roe. [bef. 1000; OE rahdeor (not recorded in ME)] * * * Almost tailless Eurasian deer (Capreolus capreolus), found in small family groups …   Universalium

  • roe deer — noun small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlers • Syn: ↑Capreolus capreolus • Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid • Hyponyms: ↑roebuck • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • roe deer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms roe deer : singular roe deer plural roe deers a European or Asian deer that lives in forests …   English dictionary

  • roe deer — stirna statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Capreolus capreolus angl. European roe deer; roe; roe deer; roe buck vok. europäisches Reh; Reh rus. косуля pranc. cerf chevreuil; chevreuil commun; chevreuil… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • roe deer — N COUNT (roe deer is both the singular and the plural form.) A roe deer is a small deer which lives in woods in Europe and Asia …   English dictionary

  • roe deer — stirnos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 1 rūšis. Kai kurie autoriai išskiria 2 rūšis europinę stirną (C. capreolus L.) ir sibirinę stirną (C. pygargus Pallas). Paplitimo arealas – Eurazija, išskyrus …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • roe deer — noun /ˈrəʊˈdɪə(r)/ A small deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions (Capreolus capreolus). Syn: roe See Also: roebuck …   Wiktionary

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