rhea


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Magna Mater \Magna Mater\ prop. n.
   A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the
   counterpart of the Greek Rhea and the Roman Ops.

   Syn: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rhea \Rhe"a\, n. (Bot.)
   The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant,
   under Grass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rhea \Rhe"a\, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zool.)
   Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike
   birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the
   American ostrich.
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   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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