(Rhe"a), n. [L., a proper name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike
birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich.
The common rhea, or nandou ranges from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea of Patagonia, is smaller,
and has the legs feathered below the knee.
(||Rhe"æ) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of struthious birds including the rheas.
(Rhee"boc) n. [D. reebok roebuck.] (Zoöl.) The peele. [Written also reebok.]
(Rhe"ic) a. [NL. Rheum rhubarb, Gr. See Rhubarb.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an
acid (commonly called chrysophanic acid) found in rhubarb [Obsoles.]
(Rhe"in) n. (Chem.) Chrysophanic acid.
(Rhein"ber*ry) n. [G. rheinbeere.] (Bot.) One of the berries or drupes of the European
buckthorn; also, the buckthorn itself.
(Rhe*mat"ic) a. [Gr. of or for a verb, fr. a sentence. See Rhetoric.] (Gram.) Having a verb
for its base; derived from a verb; as, rhematic adjectives. Ftzed. Hall.
(Rhe*mat"ic), n. The doctrine of propositions or sentences. Coleridge.
Rhemish Testament, the English version of the New Testament used by Roman Catholics. See Douay
(Rhemish) a. Of or pertaining to Rheimis, or Reima, in France.
(Rhen"ish) a. [L. Rhenus the Rhine. ] Of or pertaining to the river Rhine; as, Rhenish wine.
n. Rhine wine.
(Rhe"o*chord) n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + chord.] (Elec.) A metallic wire used for regulating
the resistance of a circuit, or varying the strength of an electric current, by inserting a greater or less
length of it in the circuit.
(Rhe*om"e*ter) n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + -meter.] [Written also reometer.]
1. (Physics) An instrument for measuring currents, especially the force or intensity of electrical currents; a
2. (Physiol.) An instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood current in the arteries.
(Rhe`o*met"ric) a. Of or pertaining to a rheometer or rheometry. Lardner.
1. The measurement of the force or intensity of currents.
2. (Math.) The calculus; fluxions. [R.]
(Rhe"o*mo`tor) n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + E. motor.] (Elec.) Any apparatus by which an
electrical current is originated. [R.]
(Rhe"o*phore) n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + to carry.] (Elec.) (a) A connecting wire of an electric
or voltaic apparatus, traversed by a current. (b) One of the poles of a voltaic battery; an electrode.