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roe is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of roe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… vultures Roe Aviation has had a lifelong …”

meanings of roe


  1. The ovaries of certain crustaceans.
  2. Initialism of rule(s) of engagement. — a/the rule(s) governing when to fire or return fire.
  3. Short for roe deer.
  4. The sperm of certain fish.
  5. Initialism of return on equity. — A measure of how well a company used reinvested earnings to generate additional earnings.
  6. The eggs of fish.
  7. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.


  1. Roe vs. Wade, the US Supreme Court case which legalized abortion.
  2. A river in Northern Ireland, County Londonderry.
  3. A surname.

roe frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word roe occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics roe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that roe can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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