tigris river

Tigris

[tahy-gris]
noun
a river in SW Asia, flowing SE from SE Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab. 1150 miles (1850 km) long.
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Tigris (ˈtaɪɡrɪs)
 
n
a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing southeast through Baghdad to the Euphrates in SE Iraq, forming the delta of the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows into the Persian Gulf: part of a canal and irrigation system as early as 2400 bc, with many ancient cities (including Nineveh) on its banks. Length: 1900 km (1180 miles)

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TIGRIS
Topologically Integrated Geographic Resource Information System
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