noun \ˈbī-ˌrēm\

Definition of BIREME

:  a galley with two banks of oars used especially by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians

Origin of BIREME

Latin biremis, from bi- + remus oar — more at row
First Known Use: 1662


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