Rio Grande

Rio Grande

[ree-oh grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey for 1; Portuguese ree-oo grahn-di for 2, 3]
Mexican Rio Bravo. a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 miles (2900 km) long.
a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 miles (1050 km) long. Unabridged

Río Grande

[ree-oh grahn-dey, -dee; Spanish ree-aw grahn-de]
a city in NE Puerto Rico.
a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. About 200 miles (320 km) long.


[grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey; Portuguese grahn-di]
noun Unabridged
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Rio Grande
1.  Mexican name: Río Bravo a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles)
2.  a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)

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Rio Grande [(ree-oh grand, gran-dee)]

River running east from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, dividing the United States from Mexico.

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