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
nounpl. 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