Definition of remiges in English:

remiges

Pronunciation /rēˌməjēz/ /riˌmədʒiz/

plural nounremex

Ornithology
  • Flight feathers.

    Compare with rectrices

    ‘The remiges have similarly colored outer edges, but the rest of each remex is slatier and darker.’
    • ‘Then, by laying the remex along the length of the ruler, its length was measured to the nearest millimeter.’
    plume, quill

Origin

Mid 18th century from Latin, literally ‘rowers’, based on remus ‘oar’.