doe

noun \ ˈdō \

Definition of doe

plural does or doe
:the adult female of various mammals (such as a deer, rabbit, or kangaroo) of which the male is called buck

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Origin and Etymology of doe

Middle English do, from Old English ; akin to German dialect doe

Other Mammals Terms


DOE

abbreviation

Definition of DOE

1 Department of Energy
2 depends on experience


DOE Defined for English Language Learners

doe

noun

Definition of doe for English Language Learners

  • : a female animal (such as a deer, rabbit, or kangaroo)


DOE Defined for Kids

doe

noun \ ˈdō \

Definition of doe for Students

:the female of an animal (as a deer or kangaroo) the male of which is called buck

Medical Dictionary

DOE

abbreviation

medical Definition of DOE

dyspnea on exertion

Law Dictionary

DOE

abbreviation

legal Definition of DOE



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