Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The sister and wife of Cronus and the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
  • n. The satellite of Saturn that is tenth in distance from the planet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rheidae — the rheas.
  • proper n. A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
  • proper n. One of the moons of Saturn.
  • proper n. A female given name in occasional use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant, under grass.
  • n. Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anc. myth., a daughter of Uranus and Ge, or Heaven and Earth, wife and sister of Kronos, and mother of various divinities.
  • n. [NL.] In ornithology: The only genus of Rheidæ; the only American genus of living ratite birds; the only three-toed ostriches.
  • n. [lowercase] An American ostrich.
  • n. The fifth satellite of Saturn.
  • n. The ramie-plant or -fiber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
  • n. larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
  • n. smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan

Etymologies

Latin, from Greek Rheā.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ῥέα. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • In that vein, the biggest crater at the south pole has been called Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus.

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  • Rhea which is also known under the name of ramie, is a textile plant which was indigenous to China and India.

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  • Though the two look close together, Epimetheus is actually well behind the heavily cratered Rhea.

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  • I saw 9 a week ago and being the science fictional gal I am, when fellow writer Rhea Rose wanted to see a movie, we got it down to Where the Wild Things Are and Zombieland.

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