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Synonyms for rhodes

rhodes (n.)

a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes

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rhodes (n.)

British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)

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rhodes grass (n.)

perennial grass of South Africa introduced into United States; cultivated as forage grass in dry regions

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rhodes scholar (n.)

a student who holds one of the scholarships endowed by the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that enables the student to study at Oxford University

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colossus of rhodes (n.)

a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake

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