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    rhea - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rhea

    Definition
    (noun) fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor Definition
    (noun) smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
    Synonyms : nandu , pterocnemia pennata
    Definition
    (noun) larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
    Synonyms : rhea americana
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