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roe

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of roe

plural roe or roes
: doe

Origin and Etymology of roe

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


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roe

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 (such 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

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ROE Defined for Kids

roe

noun \ ˈrō \

Definition of roe for Students

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


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