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Etymology 1

15th century, from Middle Dutch roge or Middle Low German roge, from Old High German roga; related to Old Norse hrogn, Flemish rog; from Proto-Germanic *khrugna.

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Singular
roe

Plural
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roe (-)
  1. The eggs of fish.
  2. The sperm of certain fish.
  3. The ovaries of certain crustaceans.
Quotations
  • 1988 : It was quite flavourless, except that, where its innards had been imperfectly removed, silver traces of roe gave it an unpleasant bitterness. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 40)
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Etymology 2

Middle English ro, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *raikhon. Compare Old Norse ra, Dutch ree, Old High German reho, German Reh (doe)

Noun

Singular
roe

Plural
roe

roe (roe)
  1. A Eurasian deer with brownish coat.
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See: roe deer


Dutch

Noun

roe

  1. Alternate, shortened form of roede, rod.

Spanish

Verb

roe

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of roer.
  2. Second-person singular imperative of roer.

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