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Meaning of RHEA

Pronunciation:  'reeu, 'reeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
  2. [n]  smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Straits of Magellan
  3. [n]  fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
 

RHEA is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: nandu, Pterocnemia pennata, Rhea americana
 
 See Also: Agdistis, flightless bird, genus Pterocnemia, genus Rhea, Pterocnemia, ratite, ratite bird, Titaness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rhe"a\, n. (Bot.)
    The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See {Grass-cloth plant},
    under {Grass}.
    
    
  2. \Rhe"a\, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike
    birds of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}. Called also the
    {American ostrich}.
    
    Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea Americana}), ranges
          from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea ({Pterocnemia
          Darwinii}), of Patagonia, is smaller, and has the legs
          feathered below the knee.
    
    
 

 

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