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Madre de Dios

[mah-th re th e dyaws] /ˈmɑ ðrɛ ðɛ ˈdyɔs/
a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 miles (1450 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I thought I was bound again, and on the sofa in the gorgeous cabin of the madre-de-dios.

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  • Borough captured the carack, the madre-de-dios, whose pepper alone Burleigh estimated at 102,000.

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Madre de Dios

/Spanish ˈmaðre ðe ˈðiɔs/
a river in NE South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Beni River in N Bolivia. Length: about 965 km (600 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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