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Definition of ROE

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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. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Roe \Roe\, n. [OE. ro, AS. r[=a]h; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel. r[=a], SW. r[*a].] (Zool.) (a) A roebuck. See {Roebuck}. (b) The female of any species of deer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "roe":
     Cape elk, Partlet, Virginia deer, albumen, anguille, antelope, biddy, bitch, bossy, brood mare, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, caviar, cow, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eel, egg, egg white, eggshell, eland, elk, ewe, ewe lamb, fallow deer, fawn, filly, fish, fish eggs, gazelle, giraffe, glair, gnu, guinea hen, gyp, hart, hartebeest, heifer, hen, hind, jenny, kaama, kipper, kippered salmon, lioness, mare, moose, mule deer, musk deer, nanny, nanny goat, okapi, ovule, peahen, poisson, red deer, red herring, reindeer, roe deer, roebuck, seafood, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, slut, smoked herring, sow, spawn, springbok, stag, tigress, vitellus, vixen, white, wildebeest, yellow, yolk


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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