Definition of Rhea americana
1. Noun. Larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia.
Generic synonyms: Flightless Bird, Ratite, Ratite Bird
Group relationships: Genus Rhea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhea Americana
Literary usage of Rhea americana
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1. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"Both the known species of Rhea are found within our limits. 433. Rhea americana, Lath. (COMMON RHEA.) Rhea americana, D«;-«-;'«, Zoo!. Voy. ..."
2. Graham's Magazine by Graham, George R, Edgar Allan Poe, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1852)
"... been applied by Mr. Gould, takes the place of the former species—Rhea americana, ir Southern Patagonia, the part about Rio Negro being neutral ground. ..."