noun, plural rem·i·ges [rem-i-jeez] /ˈrɛm ɪˌdʒiz/. Ornithology.

one of the flight feathers of the wing.

Nearby words

  1. remembrance,
  2. remembrance day,
  3. remembrance of things past,
  4. remembrance sunday,
  5. remembrancer,
  6. remiform,
  7. remiges,
  8. remigial,
  9. remigrant,
  10. remilitarize

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

Related formsre·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uh l] /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural remiges (ˈrɛmɪˌdʒiːz)

any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
Derived Formsremigial (rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for remex

C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar

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