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Meaning of ROE

Pronunciation:  row

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  2. [n]  the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
  3. [n]  eggs of female fish
  4. [n]  fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture

ROE is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: hard roe
 See Also: caviar, caviare, coral, egg, fish, seafood, shad roe, spawn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roe\, n. [OE. ro, AS. r[=a]h; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel.
    r[=a], SW. r[*a].] (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A roebuck. See {Roebuck}.
    (b) The female of any species of deer.
  2. \Roe\, n. [For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG.
    rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn, ravn, Sw. rom; of uncertain
    origin; cf. Gr. ??? pebble, Skr. ?arkar[=a] gravel.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians,
       especially when still inclosed in the ovarian membranes.
       Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of
       the male.
    2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood,
       especially in mahogany.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for food (Deut. 14:5; comp. Deut. 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23), noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 12:8; Cant. 2:9; 7:3; 8:14).

The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in Palestine. "Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still 'the roe upon the mountains of Bether,' and I have seen a little troop of gazelles feeding on the Mount of Olives close to Jerusalem itself" (Tristram).

The Hebrew word ('ayyalah) in Prov. 5: 19 thus rendered (R.V., "doe"), is properly the "wild she-goat," the mountain goat, the ibex. (See 1 Sam. 24:2; Ps. 104:18; Job 39:1.)