Name Report For First Name RICA:

RICA

First name RICA's origins are Slavic and Spanish. RICA means "dominant ruler" (Slavic) and "rules the home" in Spanish. You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with RICA below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of rica.(Brown names are of the same origin (Slavic,Spanish) with RICA and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with RICA - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming RICA

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES RÝCA AS A WHOLE:

ricadonna marica valerica africa alarica cedrica derica derrica eirica enrica erica frederica gerica ricarda ulrica ricadene ricard ricardo petrica florica roderica amorica agrican

NAMES RHYMING WITH RÝCA (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (ica) - Names That Ends with ica:

ica rodica danica milintica costica angelica anjelica chica denica domenica dominica elica monica ranica veronica vivica jenica jessica nordica anica

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (ca) - Names That Ends with ca:

chubasca fresca francisca albracca kalyca teca anca lizuca raluca acca becca bianca blanca darerca francesca frenchesca monca ricca draca freca gianluca lucca maca rebecca aglaeca andsaca ichtaca

NAMES RHYMING WITH RÝCA (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 3 Letters (ric) - Names That Begins with ric:

riccardo rice rich richael richard richardo richelle richer richere richie richlynn richman richmond rick rickard ricker rickey rickie rickman rickward ricky ricman rico ricwea ricweard

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (ri) - Names That Begins with ri:

ria riagan rian rida riddhi riddoc riddock rider ridere ridge ridgeiey ridgeley ridgely ridha ridhi ridley ridpath ridwan rigby rigel rigg riggs rigmor rihana riikka rikard rikka rikkard rikward ril riley rilla rille rilletta rillette rillia rillie rilynn rim rima rimona rina rinan rinat rinc ring rinji rinna rinnah rio riobard riocard rioghbhardan rioghnach rion riona riordain riordan ripley rique risa rishim risley risteard risto riston rita ritchie ritsa ritter ritza riva rivalen rivalin rive

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH RÝCA:

First Names which starts with 'r' and ends with 'a':

radella radhiya radhwa radwa raedbora raena rafa rafela raimunda raina rainaa raissa raja rakanja rama ramira ramla ramona rana raniesha ranita raphaella rasha rasheeda rashida rashmika ratna rawdha rawiella rayya raziya reba rebecka rechavia reda reema reeya regina rehema reina reinha relia rena renata reta retta reva reveka reya rhaxma rhea rheanna rheda rhesa rheta rhianna rhoda rhonda rivka roana robena roberta robertia robina robinetta roderiga roderika rodika roesia roka rolanda roldana roma romana romanitza romhilda romia romilda romina rona ronia rosa rosalia rosalinda rosamaria rosana rosemaria rosemunda rosetta rowa rowena roxana roxanna roza rozalia rozmonda rudella rufa rufina ruma

English Words Rhyming RICA

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES RÝCA AS A WHOLE:

africannoun (n.) A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Africa.

africandernoun (n.) One born in Africa, the offspring of a white father and a "colored" mother. Also, and now commonly in Southern Africa, a native born of European settlers.

africanismnoun (n.) A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans.

alcoholometricaladjective (a.) Alt. of Alcoholmetrical

alcoholmetricaladjective (a.) Relating to the alcoholometer or alcoholometry.

alexitericaladjective (a.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.

alkalimetricaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to alkalimetry.

allegoricaladjective (a.) Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.

altricaladjective (a.) Like the articles.

americannoun (n.) A native of America; -- originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United States.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the United States.

americanismnoun (n.) Attachment to the United States.
 noun (n.) A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea.
 noun (n.) A word or phrase peculiar to the United States.

americanizationnoun (n.) The process of Americanizing.

americanizingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Americanize

amphitheatricaladjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, exhibited in, or resembling, an amphitheater.

anemometricaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to anemometry.

anthropometricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to anthropometry.

antimagistricaladjective (a.) Opposed to the office or authority of magistrates.

apricationnoun (n.) Basking in the sun.

arboricaladjective (a.) Relating to trees.

areometricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to, or measured by, an areometer.

armoricannoun (n.) The language of the Armoricans, a Celtic dialect which has remained to the present times.
 noun (n.) A native of Armorica.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the northwestern part of France (formerly called Armorica, now Bretagne or Brittany), or to its people.

asymmetricaladjective (a.) Incommensurable.
 adjective (a.) Not symmetrical; wanting proportion; esp., not bilaterally symmetrical.

atmosphericaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere; as, atmospheric air; the atmospheric envelope of the earth.
 adjective (a.) Existing in the atmosphere.
 adjective (a.) Caused, or operated on, by the atmosphere; as, an atmospheric effect; an atmospheric engine.
 adjective (a.) Dependent on the atmosphere.

autocratoricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to an autocrator; absolute.

affricatenoun (n.) A combination of a stop, or explosive, with an immediately following fricative or spirant of corresponding organic position, as pf in german Pfeffer, pepper, z (= ts) in German Zeit, time.

barometricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to the barometer; made or indicated by a barometer; as, barometric changes; barometrical observations.

barricadenoun (n.) A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.
 noun (n.) Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.
 noun (n.) To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris.

barricadingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barricade

barricadernoun (n.) One who constructs barricades.

barricadonoun (n. & v. t.) See Barricade.

bathymetricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to bathymetry; relating to the measurement of depths, especially of depths in the sea.

calendricaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a calendar.

caricaturingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caricature

caricaturistnoun (n.) One who caricatures.

catadioptricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or involving, both the reflection and refraction of light; as, a catadioptric light.

categoricaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a category.
 adjective (a.) Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.

categoricalnessnoun (n.) The quality of being categorical, positive, or absolute.

catharicaladjective (a.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna, as cathartic acid.

catoptricaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.

centricaladjective (a.) Placed in the center or middle; central.

chimericaladjective (a.) Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, chimerical projects.

chiragricaladjective (a.) Having the gout in the hand, or subject to that disease.

chronometricaladjective (a.) Pertaining to a chronometer; measured by a chronometer.

clericaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the clergy; suitable for the clergy.
 adjective (a.) Of or relating to a clerk or copyist, or to writing.

clericalismnoun (n.) An excessive devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order; undue influence of the clergy; sacerdotalism.

climactericalnoun (a. & n.) See Climacteric.

concentricaladjective (a.) Having a common center, as circles of different size, one within another.

confricationnoun (n.) A rubbing together; friction.

congenericaladjective (a.) Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH RÝCA (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 3 Letters (ica) - English Words That Ends with ica:


amphibioticanoun (n. pl.) A division of insects having aquatic larvae.

angelicanoun (n.) An aromatic umbelliferous plant (Archangelica officinalis or Angelica archangelica) the leaf stalks of which are sometimes candied and used in confectionery, and the roots and seeds as an aromatic tonic.
 noun (n.) The candied leaf stalks of angelica.

arnicanoun (n.) A genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.

basilicanoun (n.) Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
 noun (n.) A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.
 noun (n.) A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the Romans. The name is still applied to some churches by way of honorary distinction.
 noun (n.) A digest of the laws of Justinian, translated from the original Latin into Greek, by order of Basil I., in the ninth century.

brassicanoun (n.) A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage (B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (B. campestris); the common turnip (B. rapa); the rape or coleseed (B. napus), etc.

chicanoun (n.) A red coloring matter. extracted from the Bignonia Chica, used by some tribes of South American Indians to stain the skin.
 noun (n.) A fermented liquor or beer made in South American from a decoction of maize.
 noun (n.) A popular Moorish, Spanish, and South American dance, said to be the original of the fandango, etc.

dalmaticanoun (n.) Alt. of Dalmatic

endoplasticanoun (n. pl.) A group of Rhizopoda having a distinct nucleus, as the am/ba.

ericanoun (n.) A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.

formicanoun (n.) A Linnaean genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See Ant.

harmonicanoun (n.) A musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.
 noun (n.) A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

hepaticanoun (n.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.
 noun (n.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticae; -- called also scale moss and liverwort. See Hepaticae, in the Supplement.

hydromicanoun (n.) A variety of potash mica containing water. It is less elastic than ordinary muscovite.

jamaicanoun (n.) One of the West India is islands.

japonicanoun (n.) A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.

lecticanoun (n.) A kind of litter or portable couch.

loricanoun (n.) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
 noun (n.) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
 noun (n.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.

majolicanoun (n.) A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.

micanoun (n.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer.

myricanoun (n.) A widely dispersed genus of shrubs and trees, usually with aromatic foliage. It includes the bayberry or wax myrtle, the sweet gale, and the North American sweet fern, so called.

naricanoun (n.) The brown coati. See Coati.

naticanoun (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods belonging to Natica, Lunatia, Neverita, and other allied genera (family Naticidae.) They burrow beneath the sand, or mud, and drill other shells.

quicanoun (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys quica), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit.
 noun (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys quica), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit.

picanoun (n.) The genus that includes the magpies.
 noun (n.) A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
 noun (n.) A service-book. See Pie.
 noun (n.) A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English.

polygastricanoun (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

replicanoun (v. & n.) A copy of a work of art, as of a picture or statue, made by the maker of the original.
 noun (v. & n.) Repetition.

sciaticanoun (n.) Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve. The name is also popularly applied to various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining it. See Ischiadic passion, under Ischiadic.

silicanoun (n.) Silicon dioxide, SiO/. It constitutes ordinary quartz (also opal and tridymite), and is artifically prepared as a very fine, white, tasteless, inodorous powder.

spicanoun (n.) A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk; -- so called from its resemblance to a spike of a barley.
 noun (n.) A star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo.

swasticanoun (n.) A symbol or ornament in the form of a Greek cross with the ends of the arms at right angles all in the same direction, and each prolonged to the height of the parallel arm of the cross. A great many modified forms exist, ogee and volute as well as rectilinear, while various decorative designs, as Greek fret or meander, are derived from or closely associated with it. The swastika is found in remains from the Bronze Age in various parts of Europe, esp. at Hissarlik (Troy), and was in frequent use as late as the 10th century. It is found in ancient Persia, in India, where both Jains and Buddhists used (or still use) it as religious symbol, in China and Japan, and among Indian tribes of North, Central, and South America. It is usually thought to be a charm, talisman, or religious token, esp. a sign of good luck or benediction. Max MuLler distinguished from the swastika, with arms prolonged to the right, the suavastika, with arms prolonged to the left, but this distinction is not commonly recognized. Other names for the swastika are fylfot and gammadion.

theoricanoun (n. pl.) Public moneys expended at Athens on festivals, sacrifices, and public entertainments (especially theatrical performances), and in gifts to the people; -- also called theoric fund.

thoracicanoun (n. pl.) A division of cirripeds including those which have six thoracic segments, usually bearing six pairs of cirri. The common barnacles are examples.

tricanoun (n.) An apothecium in certain lichens, having a spherical surface marked with spiral or concentric ridges and furrows.

urticanoun (n.) A genus of plants including the common nettles. See Nettle, n.

uticaadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale.

venaticanoun (n.) See Vinatico.

veronicanoun (n.) A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle.
 noun (n.) A genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell.

vesicanoun (n.) A bladder.

vomicanoun (n.) An abscess cavity in the lungs.
 noun (n.) An abscess in any other parenchymatous organ.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH RÝCA (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 3 Letters (ric) - Words That Begins with ric:


ricenoun (n.) A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.

ricebirdnoun (n.) The Java sparrow.
 noun (n.) The bobolink.

richesadjective (a.) That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
 adjective (a.) That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.

richessenoun (n.) Wealth; riches. See the Note under Riches.

richnessnoun (n.) The quality or state of being rich (in any sense of the adjective).

richweednoun (n.) An herb (Pilea pumila) of the Nettle family, having a smooth, juicy, pellucid stem; -- called also clearweed.

ricinelaidicadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an isomeric modification of ricinoleic acid obtained as a white crystalline solid.

ricinelaidinnoun (n.) The glycerin salt of ricinelaidic acid, obtained as a white crystalline waxy substance by treating castor oil with nitrous acid.

ricinicadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called ricinoleic acid.

ricininenoun (n.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant.

ricinoleatenoun (n.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; -- formerly called palmate.

ricinoleicadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, C/H/O/ with a harsh taste. Formerly written ricinolic.

ricinoleinnoun (n.) The glycerin salt of ricinoleic acid, occuring as a characteristic constituent of castor oil; -- formerly called palmin.

ricinolicadjective (a.) Ricinoleic.

ricinusnoun (n.) A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species (R. communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor oil iss expressed. See Palma Christi.

ricknoun (n.) A stack or pile, as of grain, straw, or hay, in the open air, usually protected from wet with thatching.
 verb (v. t.) To heap up in ricks, as hay, etc.

rickernoun (n.) A stout pole for use in making a rick, or for a spar to a boat.

ricketishadjective (a.) Rickety.

ricketsnoun (n. pl.) A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts in the osteoid tissues. Children afflicted with this malady stand and walk unsteadily. Called also rachitis.

ricketyadjective (a.) Affected with rickets.
 adjective (a.) Feeble in the joints; imperfect; weak; shaky.

rickracknoun (n.) A kind of openwork edging made of serpentine braid.

rickstandnoun (n.) A flooring or framework on which a rick is made.

ricochetnoun (n.) A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water.
 verb (v. t.) To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n.
 verb (v. i.) To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See Ricochet, n.

ricochettingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ricochet

rictaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the rictus; as, rictal bristles.

ricturenoun (n.) A gaping.

rictusnoun (n.) The gape of the mouth, as of birds; -- often resricted to the corners of the mouth.

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH RÝCA:

English Words which starts with 'r' and ends with 'a':

racaadjective (a.) A term of reproach used by the Jews of our Savior's time, meaning "worthless."

rachialgianoun (n.) A painful affection of the spine; especially, Pott's disease; also, formerly, lead colic.

rachillanoun (n.) Same as Rhachilla.

racoondanoun (n.) The coypu.

radiatanoun (n. pl.) An extensive artificial group of invertebrates, having all the parts arranged radially around the vertical axis of the body, and the various organs repeated symmetrically in each ray or spheromere.

radiolarianoun (n. pl.) Order of rhizopods, usually having a siliceous skeleton, or shell, and sometimes radiating spicules. The pseudopodia project from the body like rays. It includes the polycystines. See Polycystina.

radulanoun (n.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; -- called also lingual ribbon, and tongue. See Odontophore.

raffianoun (n.) A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.

rafflesianoun (n.) A genus of stemless, leafless plants, living parasitically upon the roots and stems of grapevines in Malaysia. The flowers have a carrionlike odor, and are very large, in one species (Rafflesia Arnoldi) having a diameter of two or three feet.

raghuvansanoun (n.) A celebrated Sanskrit poem having for its subject the Raghu dynasty.

raianoun (n.) A genus of rays which includes the skates. See Skate.

rajanoun (n.) Same as Rajah.

ramayananoun (n.) The more ancient of the two great epic poems in Sanskrit. The hero and heroine are Rama and his wife Sita.

ramentanoun (n. pl.) Thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the petioles and leaves of ferns.

rananoun (n.) A genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs.

ranulanoun (n.) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.

ratanoun (n.) A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs.

ratafianoun (n.) A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; -- a term applied to the liqueurs called noyau, cura/ao, etc.

ravenalanoun (n.) A genus of plants related to the banana.

razzianoun (n.) A plundering and destructive incursion; a foray; a raid.

reatanoun (n.) A lariat.

redianoun (n.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces, in the same way, either another generation of rediae, or else cercariae within its own body. Called also proscolex, and nurse. See Illustration in Appendix.

redowanoun (n.) A Bohemian dance of two kinds, one in triple time, like a waltz, the other in two-four time, like a polka. The former is most in use.

regalianoun (n. pl.) That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.
 noun (n. pl.) Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
 noun (n. pl.) Sumptuous food; delicacies.
 noun (n.) A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.

regattanoun (n.) Originally, a gondola race in Venice; now, a rowing or sailing race, or a series of such races.

regmanoun (n.) A kind of dry fruit, consisting of three or more cells, each which at length breaks open at the inner angle.

regularianoun (n. pl.) A division of Echini which includes the circular, or regular, sea urchins.

rejectamentanoun (n. pl.) Things thrown out or away; especially, things excreted by a living organism.

remoranoun (n.) Delay; obstacle; hindrance.
 noun (n.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Echeneis, Remora, and allied genera. Called also sucking fish.
 noun (n.) An instrument formerly in use, intended to retain parts in their places.

reptantianoun (n. pl.) A division of gastropods; the Pectinibranchiata.

reptilianoun (n. pl.) A class of air-breathing oviparous vertebrates, usually covered with scales or bony plates. The heart generally has two auricles and one ventricle. The development of the young is the same as that of birds.

resedanoun (n.) A genus of plants, the type of which is mignonette.
 noun (n.) A grayish green color, like that of the flowers of mignonette.

respondentianoun (n.) A loan upon goods laden on board a ship. It differs from bottomry, which is a loan on the ship itself.

reticularianoun (n. pl.) An extensive division of rhizopods in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.

reticulosanoun (n. pl.) Same as Reticularia.

retinanoun (n.) The delicate membrane by which the back part of the globe of the eye is lined, and in which the fibers of the optic nerve terminate. See Eye.

retinophoranoun (n.) One of group of two to four united cells which occupy the axial part of the ocelli, or ommatidia, of the eyes of invertebrates, and contain the terminal nerve fibrillae. See Illust. under Ommatidium.

retinulanoun (n.) One of the group of pigmented cells which surround the retinophorae of invertebrates. See Illust. under Ommatidium.

rhabdocoelanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of Turbellaria including those that have a simple cylindrical, or saclike, stomach, without an intestine.

rhabdophoranoun (n. pl.) An extinct division of Hydrozoa which includes the graptolities.

rhabdopleuranoun (n.) A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Podostomata

rhachialgianoun (n.) See Rachialgia.

rhachiglossanoun (n. pl.) A division of marine gastropods having a retractile proboscis and three longitudinal rows of teeth on the radula. It includes many of the large ornamental shells, as the miters, murices, olives, purpuras, volutes, and whelks. See Illust. in Append.

rhachillanoun (n.) A branch of inflorescence; the zigzag axis on which the florets are arranged in the spikelets of grasses.

rhamphothecanoun (n.) The horny covering of the bill of birds.

rheanoun (n.) The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.
 noun (n.) Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich.

rhinoscleromanoun (n.) A rare disease of the skin, characterized by the development of very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, esp. the lips, palate, and throat.

rhinothecanoun (n.) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird.

rhipidoglossanoun (n. pl.) A division of gastropod mollusks having a large number of long, divergent, hooklike, lingual teeth in each transverse row. It includes the scutibranchs. See Illustration in Appendix.

rhizocephalanoun (n. pl.) A division of Pectostraca including saclike parasites of Crustacea. They adhere by rootlike extensions of the head. See Illusration in Appendix.

rhizomanoun (n.) SAme as Rhizome.

rhizophaganoun (n. pl.) A division of marsupials. The wombat is the type.

rhizophoranoun (n.) A genus of trees including the mangrove. See Mangrove.

rhizopodanoun (n. pl.) An extensive class of Protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they move about and take their food. The principal groups are Lobosa (or Am/bea), Helizoa, Radiolaria, and Foraminifera (or Reticularia). See Protozoa.

rhizostomatanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of Medusae which includes very large species without marginal tentacles, but having large mouth lobes closely united at the edges. See Illust. in Appendix.

rhopaloceranoun (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera including all the butterflies. They differ from other Lepidoptera in having club-shaped antennae.

rhusmanoun (n.) A mixtire of caustic lime and orpiment, or tersulphide of arsenic, -- used in the depilation of hides.

rhynchobdelleanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of leeches including those that have a protractile proboscis, without jaws. Clepsine is the type.

rhynchocephalanoun (n. pl.) An order of reptiles having biconcave vertebrae, immovable quadrate bones, and many other peculiar osteological characters. Hatteria is the only living genus, but numerous fossil genera are known, some of which are among the earliest of reptiles. See Hatteria. Called also Rhynchocephalia.

rhynchocoelanoun (n. pl.) Same as Nemertina.

rhynchonellanoun (n.) A genus of brachiopods of which some species are still living, while many are found fossil.

rhynchophoranoun (n. pl.) A group of Coleoptera having a snoutlike head; the snout beetles, curculios, or weevils.

rhynchotanoun (n. pl.) Same as Hemiptera.

rhytinanoun (n.) See Rytina.

rimanoun (n.) A narrow and elongated aperture; a cleft; a fissure.

robinianoun (n.) A genus of leguminous trees including the common locust of North America (Robinia Pseudocacia).

rocoanoun (n.) The orange-colored pulp covering the seeds of the tropical plant Bixa Orellana, from which annotto is prepared. See Annoto.

rodentiaadjective (a.) An order of mammals having two (rarely four) large incisor teeth in each jaw, distant from the molar teeth. The rats, squirrels, rabbits, marmots, and beavers belong to this order.

romanzanoun (n.) See Romance, 5.

rondeletianoun (n.) A tropical genus of rubiaceous shrubs which often have brilliant flowers.

rosalianoun (n.) A form of melody in which a phrase or passage is successively repeated, each time a step or half step higher; a melodic sequence.

rosellanoun (n.) A beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus eximius) often kept as a cage bird. The head and back of the neck are scarlet, the throat is white, the back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast yellow.

roseolanoun (n.) A rose-colored efflorescence upon the skin, occurring in circumscribed patches of little or no elevation and often alternately fading and reviving; also, an acute specific disease which is characterized by an eruption of this character; -- called also rose rash.

rostranoun (n. pl.) See Rostrum, 2.
  (pl. ) of Rostrum

rostriferanoun (n. pl.) A division of pectinibranchiate gastropods, having the head prolonged into a snout which is not retractile.

rotanoun (n.) An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also Rota Romana, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It consists of twelve members.
 noun (n.) A short-lived political club established in 1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine of election of the principal officers of the state by ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of Parliament.
 noun (n.) A species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music; -- written also rotta.

rotatorianoun (n. pl.) Same as Rotifera.

rotellanoun (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, polished, brightcolored gastropods of the genus Rotella, native of tropical seas.

rotiferanoun (n.) An order of minute worms which usually have one or two groups of vibrating cilia on the head, which, when in motion, often give an appearance of rapidly revolving wheels. The species are very numerous in fresh waters, and are very diversified in form and habits.

rottanoun (n.) See Rota.

rotulanoun (n.) The patella, or kneepan.

rotundaadjective (a.) A round building; especially, one that is round both on the outside and inside, like the Pantheon at Rome. Less properly, but very commonly, used for a large round room; as, the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington.

rubellanoun (n.) An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; -- called also German measles.

rubeolanoun (n.) the measles.
 noun (n.) Rubella.

ruganoun (n.) A wrinkle; a fold; as, the rugae of the stomach.

rugosanoun (n. pl.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.

ruminantianoun (n. pl.) A division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, neat cattle, and allies.

rupianoun (n.) An eruption upon the skin, consisting of vesicles with inflamed base and filled with serous, purulent, or bloody fluid, which dries up, forming a blackish crust.

rupicolanoun (n.) A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the rock.

rusmanoun (n.) A depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. See Rhusma.

russianoun (n.) A country of Europe and Asia.

russophobianoun (n.) Morbid dread of Russia or of Russian influence.

rytinanoun (n.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species (R. Stelleri); -- called also Steller's sea cow.

rancherianoun (n.) A dwelling place of a ranchero.
 noun (n.) A small settlement or collection of ranchos, or rude huts, esp. for Indians.
 noun (n.) Formerly, in the Philippines, a political division of the pagan tribes.

residencianoun (n.) In Spanish countries, a court or trial held, sometimes as long as six months, by a newly elected official, as the governor of a province, to examine into the conduct of a predecessor.

rudbeckianoun (n.) A genus of composite plants, the coneflowers, consisting of perennial herbs with showy pedunculate heads, having a hemispherical involucre, sterile ray flowers, and a conical chaffy receptacle. There are about thirty species, exclusively North American. Rudbeckia hirta, the black-eyed Susan, is a common weed in meadows.