roe deer

noun

Definition of roe deer 

: 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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First Known Use of roe deer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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