noun(also hard roe)
- 1The mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish, typically including the ovaries themselves, especially when ripe and used as food.More example sentences
- You need smoked cod's roe, which many good fishmongers sell.
- Increasing in popularity; the most affordable sturgeon roe has a small grain similar to Russian Sevruga.
- The fish was poached in seaweed and served warm with a tomato concassé, caper berries and finished off with herring roe and a little wasabi.
- 1.1 (soft roe) The ripe testes of a male fish, especially when used as food.More example sentences
- Add the sake to the codfish soft roe and mix to combine.
late Middle English: related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch roge.
(also roe deer)
noun (plural same or roes)
- A small Eurasian deer that lacks a visible tail and has a reddish summer coat that turns grayish in winter.
More example sentences
- Genus Capreolus, family Cervidae: two species, in particular the European roe deer (C. capreolus)
- They preyed on roe deer, red deer, and wild boar, but were also much loathed and dreaded for their depredations against livestock, especially sheep.
- New tools and weapons were invented to hunt the animals of the forests such as red deer, roe deer, wild boar, and cattle.
- At the end of the Anglo-Saxon period they were pursuing red deer and roe deer, animals which are all but absent in earlier bone assemblages.
Old English rā(ha), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ree and German Reh.