- one of the flight feathers of the wing.
Origin of remex
1665–75; < Latin rēmex oarsman, equivalent to rēm(us) oar + -eg- combining form of agere to drive, do (see act) + -s nominative singular ending
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for remiges
The wing of the Penguin has nothing comparable to the remiges of other birds.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
Six or seven remiges were attached to the hand, ten to the ulna.
The remiges are thirteen in number, four of which answer to primaries.
The plumage of the remiges of the wings of every species of owl that I have yet examined is remarkably soft and pliant.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
Quill feathers of the wing (remiges) and tail (rectrices); the former are attached to the hand and forearm.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012