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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.

2. Roe, the female of the hart.

ROE, noun

The seed or spawn of fishes. The roe of the male is call soft roe or milt; that of the female, hard roe or spawn.