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aare river

  • noun a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
    Aare; Aar.
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aire river

  • noun a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire
    Aire River; Aire.
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alabama river

  • noun a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River
    Alabama.
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allegheny river

  • noun a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
    Allegheny.
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amazon river

  • noun a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
    Amazon.
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amur river

  • noun an Asian river between China and Russia; flows into the Sea of Okhotsk
    Heilong; Amur; Heilong Jiang.
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angara river

  • noun a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
    Tunguska; Angara; Upper Tunguska.
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apalachicola river

  • noun a river in northwestern Florida formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and the Flint River at the Florida border
    Apalachicola.
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araguaia river

  • noun a river in central Brazil that flows generally northward (with many falls) to join the Tocantins River
    Araguaia; Araguaia River; Araguaya.
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araguaya river

  • noun a river in central Brazil that flows generally northward (with many falls) to join the Tocantins River
    Araguaia; Araguaia River; Araguaya.
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argun river

  • noun a river in eastern Asia that arises in China and flows northeast along the border between China and Russia to become a tributary of the Amur River
    Argun; Ergun He.
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arkansas river

  • noun a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
    Arkansas.
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arno river

  • noun a river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea
    Arno River; Arno.
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battle of granicus river

  • noun the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC)
    Granicus.
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big sioux river

  • noun a river that rises in northeastern South Dakota and flows southward to join the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa
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bighorn river

  • noun a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
    Bighorn.
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brahmaputra river

  • noun an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal
    Brahmaputra.
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brazos river

  • noun a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
    Brazos.
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caloosahatchee river

  • noun a river in southern Florida that flows westerly to the Gulf of Mexico; forms the western end of the Cross-Florida Waterway
    Caloosahatchee.
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cam river

  • noun a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
    Cam; Cam River.
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canadian river

  • noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
    Canadian.
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canton river

  • noun a river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea
    Zhu Jiang; Chu Kiang; Canton River.
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cape fear river

  • noun a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear
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chari river

  • noun an African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
    Shari; Chari; Chari River.
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charles river

  • noun a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
    Charles.
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chattahoochee river

  • noun a river rising in northern Georgia and flowing southwest and south to join the Flint River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Chattahoochee.
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cimarron river

  • noun a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
    Cimarron.
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clinch river

  • noun a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River
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colorado river

  • noun a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
    Colorado.
  • noun an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
    Colorado.
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colorado river hemp

  • noun tall-growing annual of southwestern United States widely grown as green manure; yields a strong tough bast fiber formerly used by Indians for cordage
    Sesbania exaltata.
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columbia river

  • noun a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
    Columbia.
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congo river

  • noun a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
    Congo River; Congo.
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connecticut river

  • noun a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound
    Connecticut.
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coosa river

  • noun river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through eastern Alabama to join the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
    Coosa.
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crocodile river

  • noun an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
    Limpopo.
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cumberland river

  • noun a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
    Cumberland.
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danube river

  • noun the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea
    Danube; Danau.
    • Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube
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darling river

  • noun an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
    Darling.
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dawson river salmon

  • noun a species of large fish found in Australian rivers
    spotted barramundi; Australian arowana; saratoga; Scleropages leichardti; spotted bonytongue.
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delaware river

  • noun a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
    Delaware.
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detroit river

  • noun a short river flowing from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie along the border between the United States and Canada; one the busiest inland waterways in the world
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dnieper river

  • noun a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
    Dnieper.
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don river

  • noun a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
    Don.
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east river

  • noun a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
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ebro river

  • noun a river in northeastern Spain; flows into the Mediterranean
    Ebro.
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elbe river

  • noun a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea
    Elbe.
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elizabeth river

  • noun a short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads
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euphrates river

  • noun a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
    Euphrates.
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flint river

  • noun a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Flint.
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forth river

  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth.
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fox river

  • noun a river in Wisconsin that flows into Lake Michigan
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ganges river

  • noun an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
    Ganges.
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garonne river

  • noun a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
    Garonne.
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gila river

  • noun a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    Gila.
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grand river

  • noun a river in southern Michigan that flows northwest to empty into Lake Michigan
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green river

  • noun a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    Green.
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harlem river

  • noun a channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx
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housatonic river

  • noun a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
    Housatonic.
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hudson river

  • noun a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson.
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hudson river school

  • noun the first coherent school of American art; active from 1825 to 1870; painted wilderness landscapes of the Hudson River valley and surrounding New England
    romantic realism.
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ijssel river

  • noun a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
    IJssel.
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illinois river

  • noun a river in Illinois that flows southwest to the Mississippi River
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indigirka river

  • noun a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
    Indigirka.
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indus river

  • noun an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea
    Indus.
    • the valley of the Indus was the site of an early civilization
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irrawaddy river

  • noun the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
    Irrawaddy.
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irtish river

  • noun an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
    Irtish River; Irtish; Irtysh.
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irtysh river

  • noun an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
    Irtish River; Irtish; Irtysh.
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isere river

  • noun a river in southeastern France; a tributary of the Rhone
    Isere.
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james river

  • noun a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
    James.
  • noun a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
    James.
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jordan river

  • noun a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
    Jordan.
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kan river

  • noun a river in southeastern China that flows generally north into the Chang Jiang to the north of Nanchang
    Gan Jiang.
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kanawha river

  • noun a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia
    Kanawha.
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kansas river

  • noun a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Kansas River; Kansas.
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kasai river

  • noun a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
    Kasai River; Kasai.
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kaw river

  • noun a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Kansas River; Kansas.
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kissimmee river

  • noun a river of central Florida that flows southward to Lake Okeechobee
    Kissimmee.
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klamath river

  • noun a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
    Klamath.
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kura river

  • noun a river in western Asia; rises in northeast Turkey and flows to the Caspian Sea
    Kura.
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Left bank of a river

  • that which is on the left hand of a person whose face is turned downstream.
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lehigh river

  • noun a river in eastern Pennsylvania that flows southeast into the Delaware River
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lena river

  • noun a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
    Lena.
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little bighorn river

  • noun a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
    Little Horn; Little Bighorn.
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little missouri river

  • noun a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
    Little Missouri.
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little sioux river

  • noun a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa
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little wabash river

  • noun a river in eastern Illinois that flows southeastward to the Wabash River
    Little Wabash.
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loire river

  • noun the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean
    Loire.
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mackenzie river

  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie.
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madeira river

  • noun a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
    Madeira.
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magdalena river

  • noun a river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla
    Magdalena.
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marne river

  • noun a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918
    Belleau Wood; Chateau-Thierry; Battle of the Marne.
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mekong river

  • noun an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
    Mekong.
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merrimack river

  • noun a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
    Merrimack.
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metaurus river

  • noun a battle during the second Punic War (207 BC); Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal was defeated by the Romans which ended Hannibal's hopes for success in Italy
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meuse river

  • noun a European river; flows into the North Sea
    Meuse.
  • noun an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
    Argonne Forest; Argonne; Meuse-Argonne operation; Meuse-Argonne; Meuse.
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milk river

  • noun a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Milk.
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mississippi river

  • noun a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
    Mississippi.
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missouri river

  • noun the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
    Missouri.
    • The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world
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mobile river

  • noun a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    Mobile.
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mohawk river

  • noun a river of central New York that flows southeastward to the Hudson River
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monongahela river

  • noun a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
    Monongahela.
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moreau river

  • noun a river that rises in western South Dakota and flows eastward to the Missouri River
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murray river

  • noun a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
    Murray.
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murrumbidgee river

  • noun a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
    Murrumbidgee.
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namoi river

  • noun a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
    Namoi.
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nan river

  • noun a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
    Nan.
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neckar river

  • noun a river in Germany; rises in the Black Forest and flows north into the Rhine
    Neckar.
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neosho river

  • noun a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
    Neosho.
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neva river

  • noun a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
    Neva.
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new river

  • noun a river in the southeastern United States that flows northward from North Carolina to West Virginia where it empties into the Kanawha River
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new river gorge bridge

  • noun a steel arch bridge across New River at Fayetteville, West Virginia
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niagara river

  • noun a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York
    Niagara.
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niger river

  • noun an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
    Niger.
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nile river

  • noun the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
    Nile.
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niobrara river

  • noun a tributary of the Missouri River
    Niobrara.
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north platte river

  • noun a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River
    North Platte.
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ob river

  • noun a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
    Ob.
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oder river

  • noun a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
    Oder.
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ohio river

  • noun a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
    Ohio.
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orange river

  • noun a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean
    Orange.
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orinoco river

  • noun a South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic
    Orinoco.
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osage river

  • noun a river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River
    Osage.
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ottawa river

  • noun a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
    Outaouais; Ottawa.
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ouachita river

  • noun a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
    Ouachita.
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ouse river

  • noun a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the Humber
    Ouse.
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para river

  • noun an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
    Para.
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parana river

  • noun a South American river; tributary of Rio de la Plata
    Parana.
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pearl river

  • noun a river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea
    Zhu Jiang; Chu Kiang; Canton River.
  • noun a river in Mississippi that flows southward to the Gulf of Mexico
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pecos river

  • noun a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
    Pecos.
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pee dee river

  • noun a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean
    Pee Dee.
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penobscot river

  • noun a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay
    Penobscot.
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ping river

  • noun a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
    Ping.
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plata river

  • noun an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
    La Plata; Rio de la Plata.
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platte river

  • noun a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Platte.
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platte river penstemon

  • noun erect plant with blue-violet flowers in rings near tips of stems; Idaho to Utah and Wyoming
    Penstemon cyananthus.
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po river

  • noun a European river; flows into the Adriatic Sea
    Po.
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potomac river

  • noun a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
    Potomac.
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purus river

  • noun a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
    Purus.
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rappahannock river

  • noun a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region
    Rappahannock.
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red river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red.
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republican river

  • noun a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
    Republican.
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rhine river

  • noun a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
    Rhine; Rhein.
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rhone river

  • noun a major French river; flows into the Mediterranean near Marseilles
    Rhone.
    • the valley of the Rhone is famous for its vineyards
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river acheron

  • noun (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
    Acheron.
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river adige

  • noun a river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea
    Adige.
    • Verona is on the Adige
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river aire

  • noun a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire
    Aire River; Aire.
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river arno

  • noun a river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea
    Arno River; Arno.
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river avon

  • noun a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
    Avon.
  • noun a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
    Avon; Upper Avon; River Avon.
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river basin

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; drainage area; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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river birch

  • noun birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark
    red birch; black birch; Betula nigra.
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river blindness

  • noun infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
    onchocerciasis.
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river boat

  • noun a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
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river bottom

  • noun a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river
    riverbed.
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river boulder

  • noun a boulder that has been carried by a river to a place remote from its place of origin
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river cam

  • noun a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
    Cam; Cam River.
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River chub

  • (Zoöl.), the hornyhead and allied species of fresh-water fishes.
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river cocytus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
    Cocytus.
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river cooter

  • noun large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico
    cooter; Pseudemys concinna.
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River crab

  • (Zoöl.), any species of fresh-water crabs of the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern Europe.
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river dolphin

  • noun any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia
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River dragon

  • a crocodile; applied by Milton to the king of Egypt.
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River driver

  • a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down rivers. Bartlett.
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River duck

  • (Zoöl.), any species of duck belonging to Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard and pintail; opposed to sea duck.
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River god

  • a deity supposed to preside over a river as its tutelary divinity.
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river gum

  • noun somewhat crooked red gum tree growing chiefly along rivers; has durable reddish lumber used in heavy construction
    river gum; Eucalyptus rostrata; Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
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River herring

  • (Zoöl.), an alewife.
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River hog

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus Potamoch&oe;rus. They frequent wet places along the rivers. (b) The capybara.
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River horse

  • noun massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
    Hippopotamus amphibius; hippo; hippopotamus.
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  • (Zoöl.), the hippopotamus.
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River jack

  • (Zoöl.), an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
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river kasai

  • noun a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
    Kasai River; Kasai.
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river lethe

  • noun (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive
    Lethe.
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River limpet

  • noun minute conical gastropod superficially resembling a limpet but living and feeding on freshwater plants
    Ancylus fluviatilis; freshwater limpet.
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  • (Zoöl.), a fresh-water, air-breathing mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped shell.
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river otter

  • noun sociable aquatic animal widely distributed along streams and lake borders in North America
    Lutra canadensis.
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river pear

  • noun West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled
    anchovy pear.
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River pirate

  • (Zoöl.), the pike.
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river prawn

  • noun large Australian prawn
  • noun large (a foot or more) edible freshwater prawn common in Australian rivers
    long-clawed prawn; Palaemon australis.
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river red gum

  • noun somewhat crooked red gum tree growing chiefly along rivers; has durable reddish lumber used in heavy construction
    river gum; Eucalyptus rostrata; Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
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river severn

  • noun a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
    Severn; River Severn.
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river shad

  • noun shad that spawns in streams of the Mississippi drainage; very similar to Alosa sapidissima
    Alosa chrysocloris.
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River snail

  • (Zoöl.), any species of fresh-water gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera. See Pond snail, under Pond.
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river styx

  • noun (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
    Styx.
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river thames

  • noun the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
    River Thames; Thames.
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River tortoise

  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous fresh-water tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx.
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river trent

  • noun a river in central England that flows generally northeastward to join with the Ouse River and form the Humber
    Trent; River Trent.
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river tyne

  • noun a river in northern England that flows east to the North Sea
    Tyne; River Tyne.
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ruhr river

  • noun a tributary of the Rhine
    Ruhr.
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russian river

  • noun a river in northern California
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saale river

  • noun a river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River
    Saale.
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sabine river

  • noun a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico
    Sabine.
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sacramento river

  • noun a river in northern California rising near Mount Shasta and flowing south to the San Francisco Bay
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saint francis river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    St. Francis; Saint Francis River; Saint Francis.
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saint john river

  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John.
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saint johns river

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
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saint lawrence river

  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence.
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salmon river

  • noun a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
    Salmon.
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sambre river

  • noun a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
    Sambre.
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san joaquin river

  • noun a river in central California that rises in the Sierra Nevada and flows northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River
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saone river

  • noun a river in eastern France; rises in Lorraine and flows south to become the chief tributary of the Rhone
    Saone.
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savannah river

  • noun a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic
    Savannah.
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scheldt river

  • noun a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
    Scheldt.
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seine river

  • noun a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
    Seine.
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severn river

  • noun a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay
    Severn.
  • noun a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
    Severn; River Severn.
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seyhan river

  • noun a Turkish river flowing south southwest into the Mediterranean
    Seyhan.
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shari river

  • noun an African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
    Shari; Chari; Chari River.
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shenandoah river

  • noun a river of northern Virginia that empties into the Potomac at Harpers Ferry
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snake river

  • noun a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Snake.
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somme river

  • noun battle of World War II (1944)
    Somme; Battle of the Somme.
  • noun battle in World War I (1916)
    Somme; Battle of the Somme.
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south platte river

  • noun a tributary of the Platte River
    South Platte.
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st. francis river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    St. Francis; Saint Francis River; Saint Francis.
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st. john river

  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John.
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st. johns river

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
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st. lawrence river

  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence.
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sun river

  • noun a river in western Montana that flows south and east to join the Missouri River
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surinam river

  • noun a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
    Surinam River.
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suriname river

  • noun a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
    Surinam River.
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susquehanna river

  • noun a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
    Susquehanna.
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swan river daisy

  • noun western Australian annual much cultivated for its flower heads with white or bluish to violet or variegated rays
    Brachycome Iberidifolia.
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swan river everlasting

  • noun Australian annual everlasting having light pink nodding flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Helipterum
    Helipterum manglesii; rhodanthe; Rhodanthe manglesii.
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tagus river

  • noun a European river; flows into the North Atlantic
    Tagus.
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tallapoosa river

  • noun river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
    Tallapoosa.
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tennessee river

  • noun a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
    Tennessee.
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thames river

  • noun the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
    River Thames; Thames.
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The forks of a rivera road

  • the branches into which it divides, or which come together to form it; the place where separation or union takes place.
Webster 1913

tidal river

  • noun a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
    tidewater stream; tidal river; tidal stream.
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tidewater river

  • noun a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
    tidewater stream; tidal river; tidal stream.
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tigris river

  • noun an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
    Tigris.
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tocantins river

  • noun a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River
    Tocantins.
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tombigbee river

  • noun a river that rises in northeastern Mississippi and flows southward through western Alabama to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River
    Tombigbee.
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trent river

  • noun a river in central England that flows generally northeastward to join with the Ouse River and form the Humber
    Trent; River Trent.
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trinity river

  • noun a river in eastern Texas that is formed near Dallas and flows generally southeastward to Galveston Bay
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tyne river

  • noun a river in northern England that flows east to the North Sea
    Tyne; River Tyne.
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upper avon river

  • noun a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
    Avon; Upper Avon; River Avon.
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uruguay river

  • noun a South American river that arises in southern Brazil and flows south to the Rio de la Plata; the northern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil and the southern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Uruguay
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vetluga river

  • noun a river in central Russia; flows generally southward into the Volga
    Vetluga.
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vistula river

  • noun a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
    Vistula.
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volga river

  • noun a Russian river; the longest river in Europe; flows into the Caspian Sea
    Volga.
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volkhov river

  • noun a river in northwestern Russia flowing generally north into Lake Ladoga
    Volkhov.
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wabash river

  • noun a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
    Wabash.
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weser river

  • noun a river in northwestern Germany that flows northward to the North Sea near Bremerhaven
    Weser.
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white river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    White.
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willamette river

  • noun a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland
    Willamette.
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wisconsin river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
    Wisconsin.
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yalu river

  • noun river in eastern Asia; rises in North Korea and flows southwest to Korea Bay (forming part of the border between North Korea and China)
    Yalu.
  • noun a battle in the Korean War (November 1950); when UN troops advanced north to the Yalu River 200,000 Chinese troops crossed the river and drove them back
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yangtze river

  • noun the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai
    Yangtze Kiang; Changjiang; Chang Jiang; Yangtze; Chang.
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yazoo river

  • noun a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg
    Yazoo.
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yellow river

  • noun a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
    Huang He; Hwang Ho.
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yellowstone river

  • noun a tributary of the Missouri River that flows through the Yellowstone National Park
    Yellowstone.
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yenisei river

  • noun a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
    Yenisei River; Yenisei; Yenisey.
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yenisey river

  • noun a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
    Yenisei River; Yenisei; Yenisey.
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yukon river

  • noun a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
    Yukon.
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zaire river

  • noun a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
    Congo River; Congo.
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zambezi river

  • noun an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
    Zambezi.
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