Klondike

Klondike

[klon-dahyk]
noun
1.
a region of the Yukon territory in NW Canada: gold rush 1897–98.
2.
a river in this region, flowing into the Yukon. 90 miles (145 km) long.
3.
(lowercase) Cards. a variety of solitaire.
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Klondike (ˈklɒndaɪk)
 
n
1.  a region of NW Canada, in the Yukon in the basin of the Klondike River: site of rich gold deposits, discovered in 1896 but largely exhausted by 1910. Area: about 2100 sq km (800 sq miles)
2.  a river in NW Canada, rising in the Yukon and flowing west to the Yukon River. Length: about 145 km (90 miles)

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Klondike
tributary of the Yukon River in northwestern Canada, from Kutchin tron-duik "hammer river." Scene of a gold rush after 1896.
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