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roe1 / / • n. (also hard roe) the mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish, typically including the ovaries themselves, esp. when ripe and used as food. ∎  (soft roe) the ripe testes of a male fish, esp. when used as food. roe2 (also roe deer) • n. (pl. same or roes ) a small Eurasian deer (genus Capreolus) that lacks a visible tail and has a reddish summer coat that turns grayish in winter.

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roe Hard roe is the eggs of the female fish. A 100‐g portion of (fried) cod roe is a rich source of protein, vitamins B1, B2, and C; a good source of niacin; a source of iron; contains 10 g of fat, of which 10% is saturated and 50% unsaturated; supplies 200  kcal (840 kJ). Soft roe is from the male fish, also known as milt. A 100‐g portion of (fried) herring roe is a rich source of protein, vitamin B2, and niacin; a source of vitamin B1, and iron; contains 15 g of fat, of which 10% is saturated and 50% polyunsaturated; supplies 240 kcal (1000 kJ). Hard roe of sturgeon and lumpfish are used to make caviare and mock caviare.

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ROE

A fictitious surname used for an unknown or anonymous person or for a hypothetical person in an illustration.

A lawsuit is generally named for the persons who are parties to it. When the name of a party is unknown, the court clerk may direct that the person be called a fictitious name in the papers of the lawsuit. This also may be done to hide the identity of a person who would needlessly suffer if his name were known—for example, the name of a parent who is giving up a child for adoption or the name of a juvenile charged with a crime.

Frequently used fictitious party names include Richard Roe, Mary Roe, and john doe.

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ROE • abbr. rules of engagement (in combat).

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ROE Finance return on equity
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roe1 small species of deer. OE. , earlier rāha = OS., OHG. rēho (Du. ree, G. reh), ON. :— Gmc. *raiχ-.

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roe2 milt or spawn of a fish. XV. ME. row(e), rough, roof :— *roze — MLG., MDu. roge = OHG. rogo (MHG. roge); ult. orig. unkn.

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roe The mass of eggs present in the body cavity of mature female fish.

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