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[ree-muh s]
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  1. Roman Legend. See under Romulus(def 1).
  2. Uncle. Uncle Remus.


[rom-yuh-luh s]
noun Roman Legend.
  1. the founder of Rome, in 753 b.c., and its first king: a son of Mars and Rhea Silvia, he and his twin brother (Remus) were abandoned as babies, suckled by a she-wolf, and brought up by a shepherd; Remus was finally killed for mocking the fortifications of Rome, which Romulus had just founded.
  2. a town in S Michigan.
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Examples from the Web for remus

Historical Examples

  • Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • So Remus listened to Romulus and began to be less contrite in his home-letters.

    Fort Amity

    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • To Numitor, therefore, did the King deliver Remus, that he might put him to death.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • Here Uncle Remus paused to laugh in anticipation of what was to follow.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • Uncle Remus looked at the grinning old African in astonishment.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

British Dictionary definitions for remus


  1. Roman myth the brother of Romulus


  1. Roman myth the founder of Rome, suckled with his twin brother Remus by a she-wolf after they were abandoned in infancy. Their parents were Rhea Silvia and Mars. Romulus later killed Remus in an argument over the new city
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