Definition of Hard roe

1. Noun. Fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture.

Exact synonyms: Roe
Generic synonyms: Seafood
Specialized synonyms: Coral, Caviar, Caviare, Shad Roe

Definition of Hard roe

1. Noun. roe (eggs of fish) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard Roe

hard of hearing
hard of thinking
hard pad disease
hard pad virus
hard palate
hard palates
hard papilloma
hard paraffin
hard pill to swallow
hard pulse
hard put
hard rays
hard redirect
hard right
hard rock
hard roe (current term)
hard roll
hard rubber
hard rush
hard sauce
hard science
hard sciences
hard sell
hard shoulder
hard shoulders
hard skill
hard sledding
hard soap
hard solder
hard sore

Literary usage of Hard roe

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1. Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition by Edward Henry Knight (1880)
"The favor enjoyed by the heterogeneous hard roe of M. Ispa at ... If we consider the number of barrels of hard roe of all kinds used ..."

2. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1885)
"Have the picture as before, and two fresh-herrings, a hard roe and a soft roe. ... (Note :—Some people will not eat a hard roe for fear the ovules should ..."

3. The Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts by Phillis Browne (1899)
"There are two sorts of roe, hard roe or spawn and soft roe or milt. ... One or two typical recipes for cooking hard roe are here given. ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A kind of salt cake, or rather sausage, made of the hard roe of the sea mullet, eaten with oil and vinegar, but chiefly used to promote drinking by causing ..."

5. A Treatise on Food and Dietetics Physiologically and Therapeutically Considered by Frederick William Pavy (1881)
"The hard roe belongs to the female, and is formed by the ovary. ... Caviare is the hard roe of the sturgeon preserved by salting. It is pretty extensively ..."

6. The study of medicine by John Mason Good, Samuel Cooper (1829)
"... in a particular season of the year, seem sexual con- merely to throw forth their ova, which we call hard roe or nexion. spawn, in immense multitudes, ..."

7. Food in Health and Disease by Isaac Burney Yeo (1896)
"The roe, or reproductive organ of the fish, is considered a delicacy ; the hard roe is the ovary of the female, the soft roe or milt is the spermatic organ ..."

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