Roe
Roe Roe, n. [OE. ro, AS. r[=a]h; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel. r[=a], SW. r[*a].] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A roebuck. See {Roebuck}. (b) The female of any species of deer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Capreolus Caprooe) / ,


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  • Roe — or hard roe is the fully ripe internal ovaries or egg masses of fish and certain marine animals, such as shrimp, scallop and sea urchins. As a seafood roe is used both as a cooked ingredient in many dishes and as a raw ingredient.Caviar is a name …   Wikipedia

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  • roe — Ⅰ. roe [1] ► NOUN 1) (also hard roe) the mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish, especially when ripe and used as food. 2) (soft roe) the ripe testes of a male fish, especially when used as food. ORIGIN related to Low …   English terms dictionary

  • roe — the deer [OE] and roe ‘fish eggs’ [15] are distinct words. The former goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *raikh , which also produced German reh, Dutch ree, Swedish råa, and Danish raa. Its underlying meaning may be ‘spotted’, an allusion to the …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • roe — the deer [OE] and roe ‘fish eggs’ [15] are distinct words. The former goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *raikh , which also produced German reh, Dutch ree, Swedish råa, and Danish raa. Its underlying meaning may be ‘spotted’, an allusion to the …   Word origins

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  • Roe — Roe, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 124 Housing Units (2000): 56 Land area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • roe — roe1 [rō] n. [ME rowe, rowne, akin to (or < ?) ON hrogn, akin to OHG rogo < IE base * krek > Latvian kur̂kulis, frog s eggs] 1. fish eggs, esp. when still massed in the ovarian membrane 2. the swollen ovaries or expelled eggs of certain… …   English World dictionary

  • Roe — Roe, n. [For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG. rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn, ravn, Sw. rom; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ??? pebble, Skr. ?arkar[=a] gravel.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians, especially when still… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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