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roe

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noun \ˈrō\

Definition of roe

plural

roe

or

roes

  1. :  doe



Origin and Etymology of roe

Middle English ro, from Old English rā; akin to Old High German rēh roe


First Known Use: before 12th century


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roe

noun

Definition of roe

  1. 1 :  the eggs of a fish especially when still enclosed in the ovarian membrane

  2. 2 :  the eggs or ovaries of an invertebrate (as the coral of a lobster)



Origin and Etymology 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

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ROE Defined for Kids

roe

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noun \ˈrō\

Definition of roe for Students

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




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