reem

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Classical Hebrew רְאֵם (r'em).

Noun[edit]

reem

  1. A large horned animal in ancient Hebrew literature, variously identified with the wild ox or aurochs (Bos primigenius), the Arabian oryx, or a mythical creature (compare unicorn).

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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare ream (to make a hole in)

Verb[edit]

reem (third-person singular simple present reems, present participle reeming, simple past and past participle reemed)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To open (the seams of a vessel's planking) for the purpose of calking them.