1 (also hard roe) [mass noun] The mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish, especially when ripe and used as food; the full ovaries themselves: lumpfish roe is most like caviar
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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.
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(also roe deer)
noun (plural same or roes)
A small Eurasian deer which lacks a visible tail and has a reddish summer coat that turns greyish in winter.
- 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.