[ ree-muh s ]
/ ˈri məs /
a character in several books by Joel Chandler Harris: a former plantation slave who tells animal tales to a little boy.
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Definition for uncle remus (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for uncle remus
/ (ˈriːməs) /
Roman myth the brother of Romulus
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