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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor;

2. smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan;
[syn: rhea, nandu, Pterocnemia pennata]

3. larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia;
[syn: rhea, Rhea americana]


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. [WordNet 1.5]
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Rhea n 1: fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor 2: smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan [syn: rhea, nandu, Pterocnemia pennata] 3: larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia [syn: rhea, Rhea americana]
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Rhea -- U.S. County in Tennessee Population (2000): 28400 Housing Units (2000): 12565 Land area (2000): 315.936663 sq. miles (818.272166 sq. km) Water area (2000): 20.451160 sq. miles (52.968260 sq. km) Total area (2000): 336.387823 sq. miles (871.240426 sq. km) Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47 Location: 35.582859 N, 84.939994 W Headwords: Rhea Rhea, TN Rhea County Rhea County, TN