roe

Definitions of roe
  1. noun
    eggs of female fish
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    type of:
    egg
    animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  2. noun
    fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
    synonyms: hard roe
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    coral
    unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
    caviar, caviare
    salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
    shad roe
    roe of shad; may be parboiled or baked or sauteed gently
    beluga caviar
    roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued
    type of:
    seafood
    edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  3. noun
    the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
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    egg
    animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  4. noun
    the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
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    spawn
    the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
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