There are 3 definitions of ROE in English:

ROE

Syllabification: ROE

abbreviation

  • Rules of engagement (in combat).

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 3 definitions of ROE in English:

roe1

Syllabification: roe

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.
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    • 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.
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    • Add the sake to the codfish soft roe and mix to combine.

Origin

late Middle English: related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch roge.

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roe2

Syllabification: roe
(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.
    • Genus Capreolus, family Cervidae: two species, in particular the European roe deer (C. capreolus)
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    • 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.

Origin

Old English rā(ha), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ree and German Reh.

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