Name Report For First Name RIVA:


First name RIVA's origin is French. RIVA means "from the shore". You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with RIVA below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of riva.(Brown names are of the same origin (French) with RIVA and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with RIVA - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming RIVA


rivalin rivalen

NAMES RHYMING WITH RÝVA (According to last letters):

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

sunniva akiva tiva adiva iva nediva neiva aviva viva kiva chaviva godiva diva ziva

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

krasava miroslava eva malva minerva zeva ahava yeva daeva lomahongva nova ahuva alva anuva ava belva deva elisheva elva esteva geneva genoveva gustava jeneva jenneva keva melva naava neva orva reva synneva teva zehuva zinerva edva tova eeva chava zenevieva ginerva cleva chedva cochava mava tikva

NAMES RHYMING WITH RÝVA (According to first letters):

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

rive rivka

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

ria riagan rian rica ricadene ricadonna ricard ricarda ricardo ricca 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 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


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

radella radhiya radhwa radwa raedbora raena rafa rafela raimunda raina rainaa raissa raja rakanja raluca rama ramira ramla ramona rana ranica raniesha ranita raphaella rasha rasheeda rashida rashmika ratna rawdha rawiella rayya raziya reba rebecca rebecka rechavia reda reema reeya regina rehema reina reinha relia rena renata reta retta reveka reya rhaxma rhea rheanna rheda rhesa rheta rhianna rhoda rhonda rita ritsa ritza roana robena roberta robertia robina robinetta roderica roderiga roderika rodica 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

English Words Rhyming RIVA


arrivalnoun (n.) The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land.
 noun (n.) The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
 noun (n.) The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
 noun (n.) An approach.

arrivancenoun (n.) Arrival.

charivarinoun (n.) A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult.

contrivancenoun (n.) The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.
 noun (n.) The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; atrifice; arrangement.

corivalnoun (n.) A rival; a corrival.
 verb (v. t.) To rival; to pretend to equal.

corivalrynoun (n.) Alt. of Corivalship

corivalshipnoun (n.) Joint rivalry.

corrivalnoun (n.) A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion.
 adjective (a.) Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.
 verb (v. i. & t.) To compete with; to rival.

corrivalrynoun (n.) Corivalry.

corrivalshipnoun (n.) Corivalry.

corrivationnoun (n.) The flowing of different streams into one.

deprivableadjective (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, deprived; liable to be deposed.

deprivationnoun (n.) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
 noun (n.) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
 noun (n.) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.

derivableadjective (a.) That can be derived; obtainable by transmission; capable of being known by inference, as from premises or data; capable of being traced, as from a radical; as, income is derivable from various sources.

derivalnoun (n.) Derivation.

derivatenoun (n.) A thing derived; a derivative.
 adjective (a.) Derived; derivative.
 verb (v. t.) To derive.

derivationnoun (n.) A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
 noun (n.) The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.
 noun (n.) The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.
 noun (n.) The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
 noun (n.) That from which a thing is derived.
 noun (n.) That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
 noun (n.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.
 noun (n.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
 noun (n.) The formation of a word from its more original or radical elements; also, a statement of the origin and history of a word.

derivationaladjective (a.) Relating to derivation.

derivativenoun (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.
 noun (n.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.
 noun (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
 noun (n.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).
 noun (n.) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.
 noun (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.
 adjective (a.) Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.

indeprivableadjective (a.) Incapable of being deprived, or of being taken away.

nonarrivalnoun (n.) Failure to arrive.

quadrivalencenoun (n.) The quality or state of being quadrivalent; tetravalence.
 noun (n.) The quality or state of being quadrivalent; tetravalence.

quadrivalentadjective (a.) Having a valence of four; capable of combining with, being replaced by, or compared with, four monad atoms; tetravalent; -- said of certain atoms and radicals; thus, carbon and silicon are quadrivalent elements.
 adjective (a.) Having a valence of four; capable of combining with, being replaced by, or compared with, four monad atoms; tetravalent; -- said of certain atoms and radicals; thus, carbon and silicon are quadrivalent elements.

quadrivalvenoun (n.) A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.
 noun (n.) A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.
 adjective (a.) Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp.
 adjective (a.) Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp.

quadrivalvularadjective (a.) Having four valves; quadrivalve.
 adjective (a.) Having four valves; quadrivalve.

perivascularadjective (a.) Around the blood vessels; as, perivascular lymphatics.

privacynoun (n.) The state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; seclusion.
 noun (n.) A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement.
 noun (n.) Concealment of what is said or done.
 noun (n.) A private matter; a secret.
 noun (n.) See Privity, 2.

privadonoun (n.) A private friend; a confidential friend; a confidant.

privatenoun (n.) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
 noun (n.) Personal interest; particular business.
 noun (n.) Privacy; retirement.
 noun (n.) One not invested with a public office.
 noun (n.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
 noun (n.) The private parts; the genitals.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
 adjective (a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
 adjective (a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
 adjective (a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
 adjective (a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.

privateernoun (n.) An armed private vessel which bears the commission of the sovereign power to cruise against the enemy. See Letters of marque, under Marque.
 noun (n.) The commander of a privateer.
 verb (v. i.) To cruise in a privateer.

privateeringnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Privateer
 noun (n.) Cruising in a privateer.

privateersmannoun (n.) An officer or seaman of a privateer.

privatenessnoun (n.) Seclusion from company or society; retirement; privacy; secrecy.
 noun (n.) The state of one not invested with public office.

privationnoun (n.) The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
 noun (n.) The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations.
 noun (n.) The condition of being absent; absence; negation.

privativenoun (n.) That of which the essence is the absence of something.
 noun (n.) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; -- called also privative term.
 noun (n.) A privative prefix or suffix. See Privative, a., 3.
 adjective (a.) Causing privation; depriving.
 adjective (a.) Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.
 adjective (a.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; -- applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. /), un-, non-, -less.

privativenessnoun (n.) The state of being privative.

privatdocentnoun (n.) In the universities of Germany and some other European countries, a licensed teacher or lecturer having no share in the university government and dependent upon fees for remuneration.

rivagenoun (n.) A bank, shore, or coast.
 noun (n.) A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.

rivalnoun (n.) A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
 noun (n.) One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown.
 adjective (a.) Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
 verb (v. t.) To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
 verb (v. t.) To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
 verb (v. i.) To be in rivalry.

rivalingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rival

rivalessnoun (n.) A female rival.

rivalitynoun (n.) Rivalry; competition.
 noun (n.) Equality, as of right or rank.

rivalrynoun (n.) The act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition.

rivalshipnoun (n.) Rivalry.

shrivaltynoun (n.) Shrievalty.

subderivativenoun (n.) A word derived from a derivative, and not directly from the root; as, "friendliness" is a subderivative, being derived from "friendly", which is in turn a derivative from "friend."

trivalencenoun (n.) The quality or state of being trivalent.

trivalentadjective (a.) Having a valence of three; capable of being combined with, substituted for, or compared with, three atoms of hydrogen; -- said of triad atoms or radicals; thus, nitrogen is trivalent in ammonia.

trivalvenoun (n.) Anything having three valves, especially a shell.

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

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

conjunctivanoun (n.) The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane.

copaivanoun (n.) A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba.

comitivanoun (n.) A body of followers; -- applied to the lawless or brigand bands in Italy and Sicily.

divanoun (n.) A prima donna.

kivanoun (n.) A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.

olivanoun (n.) A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.

saivanoun (n.) One of an important religious sect in India which regards Siva with peculiar veneration.

salivanoun (n.) The secretion from the salivary glands.

sivanoun (n.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.

vivanoun (n.) The word viva, or a shout or sound made in uttering it.
  (interj.) Lit., (long) live; -- an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc.

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

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

rivingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rive

rivenoun (n.) A place torn; a rent; a rift.
 verb (v. t.) To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.
 verb (v. i.) To be split or rent asunder.

rivelingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rivel

rivelnoun (n.) A wrinkle; a rimple.
 verb (v. t.) To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers.

rivernoun (n.) One who rives or splits.
 noun (n.) A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
 noun (n.) Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.
 verb (v. i.) To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.

riveredadjective (a.) Supplied with rivers; as, a well rivered country.

riveretnoun (n.) A rivulet.

riverhoodnoun (n.) The quality or state of being a river.

riverlingnoun (n.) A rivulet.

riversidenoun (n.) The side or bank of a river.

riveryadjective (a.) Having rivers; as, a rivery country.

rivetnoun (n.) A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends.
 verb (v. t.) To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
 verb (v. t.) To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
 verb (v. t.) Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.

rivetingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rivet
 noun (n.) The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing.
 noun (n.) The whole set of rivets, collectively.

riveternoun (n.) One who rivets.

rivoseadjective (a.) Marked with sinuate and irregular furrows.

rivuletnoun (n.) A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

rivierenoun (n.) A necklace of diamonds or other precious stones, esp. one of several strings.


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.

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.

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.