Elbe River

Elbe

[German el-buh; English elb]
noun
a river in central Europe, flowing from the W Czech Republic NW through Germany to the North Sea. 725 miles (1165 km) long.
Czech Labe.
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Elbe (ɛlb, German ˈɛlbə)
 
n
Czech name: Labe a river in central Europe, rising in the N Czech Republic and flowing generally northwest through Germany to the North Sea at Hamburg. Length: 1165 km (724 miles)

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Elbe River [(el-buh, elb)]

River in central Europe, flowing several hundred miles from the northwestern section of the former Czechoslovakia before emptying into the North Sea.

Note: The Elbe created part of the former border between East Germany and West Germany.
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