roe deerroe deer
Either of two small deer (Capreolus capreolus of Europe and southwest Asia or C. pygargus of Central and East Asia), having a brownish coat, a black nose, and three- to four-tined antlers in the male.
Origin of roe deerMiddle English ro, the roe deer Capreolus capreolus, from Old English ra, raha.
(plural roe deer)
- attributive form of roe deer, noun.