Definition of roe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊ//
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] the mass of eggs inside a female fish (hard roe) or the sperm of a male fish (soft roe), used as food cod’s roe
  2. 2 = roe deer
  3. Word Originsense 1 late Middle English: related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch roge.sense 2 Old English rā(ha), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ree and German Reh.
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