rhea
Ramie Ram"ie (r[a^]m"[-e]), n. [From Malay.] (Bot.) The grasscloth plant ({B[oe]hmeria nivea}); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also {China grass}, and {rhea}. See {Grass-cloth plant}, under {Grass}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Rhea Americana)


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  • Rhea — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rhea — f The name borne, according to ancient Roman tradition, by the mother (Rhea Silvia) of Romulus and Remus, who grew up to be the founders of the city of Rome. It was also a title of the goddess Cybele, introduced to Rome from Phrygia, and its… …   First names dictionary

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  • rhea — ► NOUN ▪ a large flightless bird of South American grasslands, resembling a small ostrich with greyish brown plumage. ORIGIN from Rhea, the mother of Zeus in Greek mythology …   English terms dictionary

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