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 for rhea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Magna Mater \Magna Mater\ prop. n.
     A great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; the
     counterpart of the Greek Rhea and the Roman Ops.
  
     Syn: Cybele, Dindymene, Great Mother, Mater Turrita.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ramie \Ram"ie\ (r[a^]m"[-e]), n. [From Malay.] (Bot.)
     The grasscloth plant ({B[oe]hmeria nivea); also, its fiber,
     which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also
     China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under
     Grass.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhea \Rhe"a\, n. (Bot.)
     The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant,
     under Grass.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhea \Rhe"a\, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zool.)
     Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike
     birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the
     American ostrich.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea Americana), ranges
           from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea ({Pterocnemia
           Darwinii), of Patagonia, is smaller, and has the legs
           feathered below the knee.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Rhea
      n 1: fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of
           Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and
           Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
      2: smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to
         ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of
         Magellan [syn: rhea, nandu, Pterocnemia pennata]
      3: larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to
         ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
         [syn: rhea, Rhea americana]

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rhea -- U.S. County in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    28400
     Housing Units (2000): 12565
     Land area (2000):     315.936663 sq. miles (818.272166 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    20.451160 sq. miles (52.968260 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    336.387823 sq. miles (871.240426 sq. km)
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             35.582859 N, 84.939994 W
     Headwords:
      Rhea
      Rhea, TN
      Rhea County
      Rhea County, TN
  

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