soft roe

milt (def. 2).
[1790-1800]

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  • soft roe — noun fish sperm or sperm filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture • Syn: ↑milt • Hypernyms: ↑seafood * * * noun : the testes of a fish : milt * * * milt (def. 2). [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft roe — the milt or sperm of a fish as food …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • soft roe — noun milt …   Wiktionary

  • soft roe — n. milt, sperm of a male fish; spermatozoa of fish; reproductive organs of a male fish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soft roe — noun see roe1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Roe — or hard roe is the fully ripe internal ovaries or egg masses of fish and certain marine animals, such as shrimp, scallop and sea urchins. As a seafood roe is used both as a cooked ingredient in many dishes and as a raw ingredient.Caviar is a name …   Wikipedia

  • Roe (disambiguation) — Roe may refer to:* Roe or hard roe , the fully ripe egg masses of fish and certain marine invertebrates * Soft roe or milt, the semen of fish * The Roe deer, the deer of Britain and Europe * Roe v. Wade , the court case that legalized abortion in …   Wikipedia

  • roe — Ⅰ. roe [1] ► NOUN 1) (also hard roe) the mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish, especially when ripe and used as food. 2) (soft roe) the ripe testes of a male fish, especially when used as food. ORIGIN related to Low …   English terms dictionary

  • roe — roe1 /roh/, n. 1. the mass of eggs, or spawn, within the ovarian membrane of the female fish. 2. the milt or sperm of the male fish. 3. the eggs of any of various crustaceans, as the coral of the lobster. [1400 50; late ME rowe; c. OHG rogo] roe2 …   Universalium

  • soft — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) lacking hardness or firmness; yielding to pressure; easily cut. 2 (of cloth etc.) having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse. 3 (of air etc.) mellow, mild, balmy; not… …   Useful english dictionary


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