• SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley
    SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roe the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
    • n roe the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
    • n roe eggs of female fish
    • n roe fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roe A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.
    • n Roe (Zoöl) A roebuck. See Roebuck.
    • Roe (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roe The roe-deer.
    • n roe Improperly, the adult female of the hart; the doe of the stag or red deer.
    • n roe The spawn of a fish. That of the male is sperm, called milt or soft roe; that of the female is the mass of eggs, distinguished as hard roe. Roe is much eaten, either in its natural state or variously prepared. See botargo, caviar.
    • n roe The spawn of various crustaceans, used for food, as the berry, coral, or mass of eggs of the female lobster.
    • n roe A mottled appearance in wood, especially in mahogany, being the alternate streak of light and shade running with the grain, or from end to end of the log.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Roe the eggs or spawn of fishes: a mottled appearance in wood, esp. mahogany
    • n Roe a species of deer, smaller than the fallow-deer: also the female of the hart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG. rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn, ravn, Sw. rom,; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. pebble, Skr. arkarā, gravel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ráh; Ger. reh, Dut. ree.


In literature:

The matter of sturgeon was of prime importance not only for subsistence but for export, particularly of the roe.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
Besides these, the roe of the cod is sent to France, Italy, and Spain, as bait for sardines.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
From the navel hung a great white object, like the traditional roe's egg of the Arabian Nights.
"Black Spirits and White" by Ralph Adams Cram
They are smaller than our European roe, and somewhat more brown.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Do you not know that I have been compared with "a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of spices"?...
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Letters to him from Sir Thomas Roe, in 1615, 1616, are in the British Museum, Add.
"Notes and Queries, Number 203, September 17, 1853" by Various
Henry Roe Cloud, a Winnebago, graduated from Yale and Oberlin.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
Then wishing that I might have the good fortune to make my escape, he bounded off like a roe, and was in a moment out of sight.
"The True Story Book"
Roe, Sir Thomas, advises the East India Company, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
E. C. Bruce, M. A., Principal; and Andrew Roe, Professor of Mathematics.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens

In poetry:

As when a tyger fierce and fell
Hath spied a passing roe,
And leaps at once upon his throat;
So sprung the savage foe;
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
A cheerful scene! for hung on trees
On either side the door
A stag and roe, and salmon there
Lay strewn the hut before.
"Dunolly's Daughter" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"Come, my Beloved, haste away,
Cut short the hours of thy delay;
Fly like a youthful hart or roe
Over the hills where spices grow."
"Hymn 78" by Isaac Watts
Go therefore to the house of God with glee,
With ardent zeal unto his temple go,
And long within his sacred courts to be,
As for the brook of Siloh, longs the roe.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
So from the holly brake he strode
Shouldering the while his hunter's load,
A new slain roe; but there arose
To meet him half a score of those
Whom in fair words he greeted well.
"In Arthur's House" by William Morris
And as the "Slieve Roe" to them drew near,
Poor souls they gave a hearty cheer;
Then they were immediately taken on board,
And they thanked Captain McMullan for saving them, likewise the Lord.
"The Wreck of the Barque 'Wm. Paterson of Liverpool'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Republican House of Representatives candidate Phil Roe speaks to Tarah Taylor on News 5 At Noon.
Roe II, 51, died May 3, 2011.
In the nearly four decades since Roe vs Wade, abortion will never be settled law.
Discover topics related to Chaz Roe on
Find the most recent sports news and videos about Chaz Roe .
Right-hander Chaz Roe and outfielder Smaily Borges have been suspended for 50 games each under when they sign with a major league organization.
Those who aren't old enough to remember how scary it was to be a woman in the pre- Roe United States are wont to take reproductive rights for granted.
Adams Central wrestler Derek Roe has signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Indiana Tech.
Roe , who wrestles in the 132-pound weight class for AC, plans to major in criminal justice.
He is the son of Troy and Rhonda Roe .
He is survived by one son, Jackson Kenneth Roe of Parkersburg, and an uncle, Dr Kenneth Bradley Beard of Nashville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Katherine Beard Roe .
MSU's Delvon Roe lands a movie role.
Michigan State forward Delvon Roe has had a career plagued with knee injuries, and it was just last month that he severely sprained an ankle that has kept him out of workouts.
Roe , age 74, of Bolivar, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012, in Aultman Hospital at Canton.

In science:

This is the reason why we compare different approximate Riemann solvers, Roe’s method, HLL and Suliciu solvers and explain our choice of Suliciu as the most adapted for numerical analysis in the following sections.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
There is no significant difference between them, although the errors for Roe’s method seem a little bigger than in the case of HLL and Suliciu.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
We observe that Roe’s method, which is based on a linearization of the system, fails and produces negative values of the density near vacuum.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
Numerical fluxes are computed using Roe prescription, Eq.(22).
A multidimensional hydrodynamic code for structure evolution in cosmology
Evolutions based on different approximate Riemann solvers (flux-splitting, Roe, and Marquina) are studied and compared.
Three Dimensional Numerical General Relativistic Hydrodynamics I: Formulations, Methods, and Code Tests