- Gr. Myth. daughter of Uranus and Gaea, wife of Cronus, and mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia: identified with the Roman Ops and the Phrygian Cybele
- a large satellite of Saturn
- any of an order (Rheiformes) of large, South American, flightless birds, smaller than an ostrich, having three toes and a feathered head and neck
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Any of several flightless South American birds of the genus Rhea, resembling the ostrich but somewhat smaller and having three toes instead of two.
Origin: New Latin Rhea, genus name
Origin: , probably from Latin, the wife of Cronus; see rhea
- Greek Mythology The sister and wife of Cronus and the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
- A satellite of Saturn.
Origin: , from Greek Rheā
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