noun, plural remiges [rem-i-jeez] . Ornithology.
one of the flight feathers of the wing.

1665–75; < Latin rēmex oarsman, equivalent to rēm(us) oar + -eg- combining form of agere to drive, do (see act) + -s nominative singular ending

remigial [ri-mij-ee-uhl] , adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To remiges
World English Dictionary
remex (ˈriːmɛks)
n , pl remiges
any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
[C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature