Definition for ROE, or ROE'-BUCK

ROE, or ROE'-BUCK, n. [Sax. ra or raa, ræge or hræge; G. reh and rehbock; Dan. raa or raabuk; Sw. rabock.]

  1. A species of deer, the Cervus capreolus, with erect cylindrical branched horns, forked at the summit. This is one of the smallest of the cervine genus, but of elegant shape and remarkably nimble. It prefers a mountainous country, and herds in families. – Encyc.
  2. Roe, the female of the hart. – Sandys.

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