Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  2. (noun, animal) the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
  3. (noun, animal) eggs of female fish
  4. (noun, food) fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture

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Synonyms of Roe

hard roe

Alternate forms of Roe

Hyponyms: caviar, caviare, coral, shad roe

Hypernyms: egg, seafood, spawn

Origin of the word Roe

  1. "fish eggs," c.1400, corresponding to O.N. hrogn, Flem. rog, M.L.G. and M.Du. roge, O.H.G. rogo "roe," from P.Gmc. *khrugna, corresponding to PIE *qreq- "spawn" (cf. Lith. kurkle, Rus. krjak "spawn of frogs"). Exact relations of the Gmc. words are uncertain. more
  2. "small deer," O.E. ra, from raha, from P.Gmc. *raikhon (cf. O.N. ra, Du. ree, O.H.G. reho, Ger. Reh "doe"), perhaps from PIE base *rei- "streaked, spotted." Roebuck is c.1400, from roe + buck. more

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Words that sound like Roe

r, r-2, ra, rahu, raiu, rare, rariora, raw, ray, re, rear, rehear, rewa-rewa, rewire, rh, rhea, rho, ri, rio, rira, ro, roar, roarer, roi, roue, row, rower, ru, ru 486, rue

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