Fish eggs are called roe.
Roe means fish eggs.
An example of roe is the fish eggs that need to be cleaned out of a salmon before grilling it.
- fish eggs, esp. when still massed in the ovarian membrane
- the swollen ovaries or expelled eggs of certain crustaceans, as the coral of a lobster
Origin of roeMiddle English rowe, rowne, akin to (or ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) Old Norse hrogn, akin to Old High German rogo ; from Indo-European base an unverified form krek- from source Latvian ku?kulis, frog's eggs
pl. or roes
a small, agile, graceful European and Asian deer (Capreolus capreolus)
also called roe deer
Origin of roeMiddle English ro ; from Old English ra, akin to Old High German reho, Middle Dutch ree ; from Indo-European an unverified form roiko- ; from base an unverified form rei-, an unverified form roi-, striped, spotted from source Latvian raibs, colorful, striped, Sanskrit ri?ya, male antelope
- The eggs or spawn of a fish, contained within or separated from the ovary, especially when prepared as food. Also called hard roe.
- The milt-containing testes of a fish, especially when prepared as food. Also called soft roe.
- The eggs or gonads of certain marine invertebrates, such as a lobster or a sea urchin.
Origin of roeMiddle English roughe, ro, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch roge.
- A surname, from a Middle English nickname meaning a roe.
- This is often used as a pseudonymous surname.
- o'er, ore, Ore., öre, øre