- the ramie plant or fiber.
Origin of rhea
- Classical Mythology. a Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaea, the wife and sister of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hades, Demeter, and Hestia: identified with Cybele and, by the Romans, with Ops.
- Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
- (lowercase) either of two South American, ratite birds, Rhea americana or Pterocnemia pennata, resembling the African ostrich but smaller and having three toes.
- a female given name.
- variant of -rrhea.
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Contemporary Examples of rhea
He's been with the model Rhea Durham since 2001, and the two were married in 2009.Mark Wahlberg's Oscar Pitch
December 6, 2010
Historical Examples of rhea
Poseidon was the son of Kronos and Rhea, and the brother of Zeus.
Demeter (from Ge-meter, earth-mother) was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
The rhea is easily tamed, and is constantly seen about the huts of the Patagonians.The Western World
Maternal Rhea treasures in her breast All marbles: purple, green, and white.Life Immovable
We recognised the bird at once as the Rhea Americana, or American ostrich.On the Banks of the Amazon
- either of two large fast-running flightless birds, Rhea americana or Pterocnemia pennata, inhabiting the open plains of S South America: order Rheiformes . They are similar to but smaller than the ostrich, having three-toed feet and a completely feathered bodySee ratite
Word Origin for rhea
- Greek myth a Titaness, wife of Cronus and mother of several of the gods, including Zeus: a fertility goddessRoman counterpart: Ops
- the second largest satellite of the planet Saturn
South American ostrich, 1801, Modern Latin genus name, for unknown reasons from Greek Rhea, name of a titaness, mother of Zeus, a name of unknown origin. As a moon of Saturn, discovered 1672.