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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nandou \Nan"dou\, Nandu \Nan"du\, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zool.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia, especially the smallest, Pterocnemia pennata (formerly Rhea Americana), called also the common rhea. They are tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed, found from Peru to the Straits of Magellan. See Rhea. [Written also nandow.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Rhea americana n 1: larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia [syn: rhea, Rhea americana]