(as Southern Rhodesia, ) a former British colony in S Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to Zimbabwe, 1979.
a historical region in S Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
of or relating to the former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of the former Rhodesia
a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe
Former name of Zimbabwe, a nation in southeastern Africa.
Note: Rhodesia was named for Cecil Rhodes, the English industrialist whose British South Africa Company colonized the region at the end of the nineteenth century. He also founded the Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University.
- Rhodesian front
noun 1. the governing party in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) 1962–78
noun 1. an extinct Pleistocene human whose cranial remains were found at Kabwe, in Zambia: formerly in some classifications Homo rhodesiensis but now considered archaic Homo sapiens. Rhodesian man noun 1. a type of early man, Homo rhodesiensis (or H. sapiens rhodesiensis), occurring in Africa in late Pleistocene times and resembling Neanderthal man in many […]
noun 1. one of a South African breed of medium-sized muscular hunting dogs having a short, glossy, red or tan coat, with a characteristic ridge of hair along the spine consisting of parallel crowns of hair growing in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat, originally developed for hunting lions but now used […]
- Rhodesian trypanosomiasis
Rhodesian trypanosomiasis Rho·de·sian trypanosomiasis (rō-dē’zhən) n. An acute type of African trypanosomiasis that progresses rapidly and is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, transmitted by tsetse flies. Also called acute African sleeping sickness, acute trypanosomiasis.