roebuck

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English roobukke; equivalent to roe +‎ buck (male deer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊ.bʌk/
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Noun[edit]

roebuck (plural roebucks)

  1. A male roe deer.
    • 1807 Walter Scott, The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. 4, "Cadyow Castle":
      From the thick copse the roebucks bound,
      The startled red-deer scuds the plain []

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