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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
roe deer
▪ I often see foxes, roe deer and red squirrels in the conifer plantation there.
▪ Larger numbers of roe deer live near there and Czechoslovakia still has bears and wolves roaming in the wild.
▪ Other animals you might spot in the woodlands are red squirrels and roe deer.
▪ It may be possible at certain times of the day to observe roe deer in adjoining fields. 2.
▪ It may predate larger animals as well as small mammals, with records of prey as large as juvenile foxes and roe deer.
▪ She has hunted wild game, mainly roe deer and moose, and has had little impact on livestock.
▪ The muntjac and roe deer are browsers, living either singly or in very small groups throughout the year in dense woodland.
▪ A roe deer came down into reeds opposite to munch at green stuff.
▪ Caviar is sturgeon roe prepared by a special process.
▪ Edusha brewed tea, putting herring roe, cheese, and butter on the table.
▪ Fish roe, taramasalata, fried scampi.
▪ In fact, the Europa is so forgiving that novices like roe can get straight in and drive last.
▪ Larger numbers of roe deer live near there and Czechoslovakia still has bears and wolves roaming in the wild.
▪ Place the roe, lemon juice and squeezed bread in a food processor blender.
▪ Red caviar is prepared from salmon roe.
▪ She survived until my sushi-maker served up the requisite salmon roe topped with the yoke of a tiny ostrich egg.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Roe \Roe\, n. [OE. ro, AS. r[=a]h; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel. r[=a], SW. r[*a].] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A roebuck. See Roebuck.

  2. The female of any species of deer.


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 inclosed in the ovarian membranes. Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of the male.

  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"fish eggs," mid-15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hrogn, from Proto-Germanic *khrugna (cognates: Old Norse hrogn, Danish rogn, Swedish rom, Flemish rog, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch roge, Old High German rogo, German Rogen "roe"), from PIE *krek- "frog spawn, fish eggs" (cognates: Lithuanian kurkle, Russian krjak "spawn of frogs"). Exact relations of the Germanic words are uncertain.


"small deer," Old English ra, from raha, from Proto-Germanic *raikhaz (cognates: Old Norse ra, Old Saxon reho, Middle Dutch and Dutch ree, Old High German reh, German Reh "roe"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE root *rei- "streaked, spotted, striped in various colors."


Etymology 1 alt. 1 The eggs of fish. 2 The sperm of certain fish. 3 The ovary of certain crustaceans. n. 1 The eggs of fish. 2 The sperm of certain fish. 3 The ovary of certain crustaceans. Etymology 2

n. 1 A small, nimble Eurasian deer, ''Capreolus capreolus'', with no visible tail, a white rump patch, and a reddish summer coat that turns grey in winter, the male having short three-pointed antlers. 2 A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.

  1. n. fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture [syn: hard roe]

  2. eggs of female fish

  3. the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster

  4. the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish

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)
FIPS code: 60380
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 34.630946 N, 91.385853 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72134
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Roe, AR
Roe (disambiguation)

Roe or hard roe, is the fully ripe egg masses of fish and certain marine invertebrates.

Roe or ROE may refer to:

is a small community on the Danish island of Bornholm, 2 km from the north coast and 7 km west of Gudhjem. The Rønne–Allinge railway (1913–1953) brought prosperity to the village leaving the old station in the village. The Bornholm Art Museum is close to Rø as are the scenic Sanctuary Rocks.

Rø Church from 1888 is a rough copy of the now demolished Romanesque building from the 13th century.

With a top at 431.3 metres (1,036 ft) above sea level, the nearby Rø Transmission Tower reaches the highest elevation in Denmark.


Roe or hard roe is the fully ripe internal egg masses in the ovaries, or the released external 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. The roe of marine animals, such as the roe of lumpsucker, hake and salmon, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Roe from a sturgeon or sometimes other fishes is the raw base product from which caviar is made.

The term soft roe or white roe denotes fish milt.

Roe (surname)

Roe is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alliott Verdon Roe (1877–1958), British aircraft manufacturer
  • Anne Roe (1904-1991), American clinical psychologist and researcher
  • Arthur Roe (1878-1942), American politician
  • Brian Roe (1939–2014), English cricketer
  • Charles Roe (1715–1781), English industrialist
  • David Roe (born 1965), English snooker player
  • Edward Payson Roe (1838–1888), American novelist
  • Erica Roe Twickenham streaker (born 1957)
  • Eugene Roe (1921–1998), medic of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  • Francis Asbury Roe (1823–1901), United States Navy admiral
  • James M. Roe (born 1943), American astronomer
  • Jerry D. Roe (born 1936), American academic
  • John Septimus Roe (1797–1878), first Surveyor-General of Western Australia
  • Kris Roe, member of The Ataris
  • Marie Roe, married name of Marie Stopes
  • Marion Roe (born 1936), United Kingdom politician
  • Michael Roe (born 1954), American record producer
  • Philip L. Roe, professor of aerospace engineering
  • Reginald Heber Roe (1850–1926), 2nd headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, 1st vice chancellor of University of Queensland
  • Robert A. Roe (born 1924), member of U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sir Thomas Roe (or Row, c. 1581–1644), English diplomat of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods
  • Tim Roe (born 1989), Australian cyclist
  • Tommy Roe (born 1942), American pop music singer and songwriter
  • William Gordon Roe, Bishop of Huntingdon

Usage examples of "roe".

The central issue was whether Roe had a right to abort her baby although her life was not at risk.

Cook the roes for five minutes in salted and acidulated water, drain, cut in two, and arrange around the fish.

Roe was the entirely predictable culmination of a long process of articulating and expanding the rights of privacy and reproductive freedom.

Mit dem letzten Rest seiner Kraft versuchte er, von diesen kalten roten Augen wegzusehen.

Schnabel blitzte in dem roten Licht, die Augen darin waren keine Menschenaugen.

The harts and hinds in their herds, the boars in their singulars, the skulks of foxes, the richesses of martens, the bevies of roes, the cetes of badgers and the routs of wolves: all came to him more or less as something which you either skin or flayed and then took home to the cook.

He went further than he had looked for, ere he found a prey to his mind, and then he smote a roe with a shaft and slew her, and broke up the carcase and dight it duly, and so went his ways back.

In the warmer seasons, bison, aurochs, and every variety of deer, from the giant megaceros to small shy roe deer, were numerous, but only reindeer stayed on in winter.

He and his Blades had flown, leaving Sir Rodden behind to delay pursuit.

Instead, you waited until Rodden killed him and only then did you kill Rodden.

Blades spirited their ward away, they left Rodden to cover their getaway, although he was by far the youngest.

Hengist, Hotspur, Reynard, Rodden, Jared, Arundel, Warren, and Quintus!

Roe got the idea as he watched the snorty swine rooting up the leftover com and early weeds that plagued the field.

Albrecht Amsel was known as a wholesale purchaser of fresh-water fish as well as deep-sea fish: chests of the lightest pinewood, golden yellow and packed full of smoked flounder, smoked eel, sprats both loose and bundled, lampreys, codfish roe, and strongly or subtly smoked Vistula salmon, with the inscription: A.

One table held platters of seaweed on which rested hundreds of fist-sized lobsters that had been boiled, then split and carefully cleaned, leaving behind lobster meat that shone bright with a fine butter glaze and a lemony spinach compote where the unappetizing roe and tomalley had been.