Words that start with R
List of things that start with the letter R.
Rick the royal raccoon ran 'round the raspberry bush in Rhode Island.
A raccoon is a medium sized animal native to North America, although they have been spread to Europe by people. They prefer to live in forests. Raccoons like to sleep during the day and hunt at night. They eat insects, plants and small animals. A baby raccoon is called a kit.
A race is where two or more people or animals try and take the shortest possible time to travel a set distance. The winner is the fastest. There are lots of different kinds of race. The picture is of some people racing each other on bicycles, but there are also horse races, dog races, running races, car races and of course anything that can move can be raced.
Radishes are an edible root vegetable. They come in a variety of colors, with the most common being red and white. The root of the radish is crisp and has a sharp peppery flavour, with some radish varieties being hotter than others.
A rail is a long, thin piece of wood or metal that is fixed in place horizontally. Rails are often used like in the picture as a guard to stop people going past them. They can be fixed to a wall as a support somewhere people might need them, like in a shower cubicle.
A special type of rail is found on a railway track.