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Rhe·a

 (rē′ə)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The sister and wife of Cronus and the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Latin, from Greek Rheā.]

rhe·a

 (rē′ə)
n.
Either of two large flightless South American birds, Rhea americana or R. pennata (syn. Pterocnemia pennata), having gray-brown plumage, a long neck and legs, and three-toed feet.

[New Latin Rhea, genus name, probably from Latin, the wife of Cronus; see Rhea.]

rhea

(ˈrɪə)
n
(Animals) either of two large fast-running flightless birds, Rhea americana or Pterocnemia pennata, inhabiting the open plains of S South America: order Rheiformes. They are similar to but smaller than the ostrich, having three-toed feet and a completely feathered body. Also called: nandoo or nandu See ratite
[C19: New Latin; arbitrarily named after Rhea1]

Rhea

(ˈrɪə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titaness, wife of Cronus and mother of several of the gods, including Zeus: a fertility goddess. Roman counterpart: Ops

Rhea

(ˈrɪə)
n
(Celestial Objects) the second largest satellite of the planet Saturn

rhe•a

(ˈri ə)

n., pl. rhe•as.
either of two ostrichlike ratite birds, Rhea americana or Pterocnemia pennata, of South America.
[< New Latin (1752), appar. after Latin Rhea, Greek Rhéa Rhea]

Rhe•a

(ˈri ə)

n.
(in Greek myth) a Titan, the wife and sister of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hades, Demeter, and Hestia: identified by the Romans with Ops.

-rhea

var. of -rrhea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhea - fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythologyRhea - fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
2.rhea - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toedrhea - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Pterocnemia, Pterocnemia - a genus of birds of the family Rheidae
3.rhea - larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toedrhea - larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Rhea - type genus of the Rheidae; large tall flightless South American birds similar to but smaller than ostriches
Translations
nandu

rhea

[ˈriːə] Nñandú m

rhea

nNandu m, → Pampasstrauß m