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1roe

noun \ˈrō\
plural roe or roes

Definition of ROE

:  doe

Origin of ROE

Middle English ro, from Old English rā; akin to Old High German rēh roe
First Known Use: before 12th century

2roe

noun

Definition of ROE

1
:  the eggs of a fish especially when still enclosed in the ovarian membrane
2
:  the eggs or ovaries of an invertebrate (as the coral of a lobster)

Origin of ROE

Middle English roof, roughe, row; akin to Old Norse hrogn roe and probably to Lithuanian kurkulai frog's eggs
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog
ROE Defined for Kids

roe

noun \ˈrō\

Definition of ROE for Kids

:  the eggs of a fish especially while still held together in a membrane

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