Definition of remiges in English:


Pronunciation /rēˌməjēz/ /riˌmədʒiz/

plural nounremex

  • 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


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