Rhea

Definitions

  • Rhea Silvia
    Rhea Silvia
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhea larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
    • n rhea smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
    • n Rhea fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhea (Zoöl) Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich.☞ 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.
    • n Rhea (Bot) The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Rhea In anc. myth., a daughter of Uranus and Ge, or Heaven and Earth, wife and sister of Kronos, and mother of various divinities.
    • n Rhea [NL.] In ornithology: The only genus of Rheidæ; the only American genus of living ratite birds; the only three-toed ostriches. R. americana is the common American ostrich, avestruz, or nandu. R. darwini is a second very distinct species, sometimes placed in another genus, Pterocnemis, owing to the extensive feathering of the legs. R. macrorhyncha is a third species, which is closely related to the first.
    • n Rhea [lowercase] An American ostrich.
    • n Rhea The fifth satellite of Saturn.
    • n Rhea The ramie-plant or -fiber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhea rē′a the ramie plant or fibre.
    • n Rhea rē′a the daughter of Uranus and Ge, wife and sister of Kronos: the only three-toed ostrich: the fifth satellite of Jupiter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a proper name

Usage

In literature:

The next in importance to linen is ramie or rhea, and China grass.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Rhea is generally represented wearing a crown of turrets or towers and seated on a throne, with lions crouching at her feet.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Rhea letter to General Jackson, 261.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
Here the tall rhea, the American ostrich, with outstretched wings runs swiftly across the plain.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Rhea 588,400 364,808 4 12 25 6.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus, was, we repeat, a vestal virgin.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
How did Kronos sleep, Rhea?
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
We weighed anchor about noon, and entered the opening of Kyle Rhea.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Japetus, Rhea, Dione, and Tethys.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
The rusty rhea takes things below with perfect directness.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
But Rhea didn't like this, and at the time when Zeus was born she ran away to a distant place.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
On the sixteenth of May, the American prisoner, Thomas Rhea, captured by a party of Delawares and "Munsees" arrives at Sandusky.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
South America has three species of Rhea, each in a separate district.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
When Rhea was about to become the mother of Zeus, she fled to Crete.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Rhea, Mrs. and Miss Mamie of Giles County, Tennessee.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
The rhea, however, has some peculiarities.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
Rhea was a daughter of Uranus.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
Rhea, the goddess of hearth and home.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
Rhea, the goddess, 108.
"The Hittites" by A. H. Sayce
Samuel Rhea published a grammar and vocabulary of the Hakkari dialect in 1872.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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In poetry:

While you loved not another one,
While you did not prefer Chloë to Lydia,
I then thought myself happier
Than the mother of Rome, great Rhea Silvia.
"Ninth Ode Of The Third Book Of Horace" by James Clerk Maxwell

In news:

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman separate after 30 years of marriage.
Rhea pivotal to Big Star.
Steve Rhea , a key figure in the history of legendary Memphis rock group Big Star, has died.
Rhea County Car Insurance by City.
Actress Rhea Perlman and actor Danny DeVito.
Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split after 30 years.
Actor Danny DeVito, actress Lucy DeVito and actress Rhea Pearlman arrive at the premiere of Freestyle Releasing's "Nobel Son" held at the Egyptian Theatre on December 2, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
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Danny DeVito insists he and Rhea Perlman haven't given up on their marriage, despite separating in October.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman at the premiere of "Solaris" at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Ca.
Danny Devito & Rhea Perlman Are Separating.
Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Events.
Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Events's business model.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are no more.
Tammy Rhea is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for July 10, 2012.
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In science:

Monterey, CA. S. C. Rhea, R. Cox, and A. Pesterev. Fast, Inexpensive ContentAddressed Storage in Foundation. in USENIX Annual Technical Conference. 2008. A. Muthitacharoen, B. Chen, and D. Mazieres. A Low-bandwidth Network File System. in Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP). 2001.
GPUs as Storage System Accelerators
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