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Magdalena

[mag-duh-ley-nuh, -lee-; Spanish mahg-th ah-le-nah] /ˌmæg dəˈleɪ nə, -ˈli-; Spanish ˌmɑg ðɑˈlɛ nɑ/
noun
1.
a river in SW Colombia, flowing N to the Caribbean. 1060 miles (1705 km) long.
2.
a female given name.
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  • It happens that Beasley is as strong in Magdalena as he is in Pine.

  • Magdalena, on her part, slept not at all, but she did not pray.

  • And she wouldn't let Magdalena go out of her sight, for fear she would let some of the young "Gringoes" make love to her.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
  • About fifty steamboats are in commission on the Magdalena and its tributary, the Cauca.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • But you passed him well on the way to Magdalena this afternoon.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • Surely it cannot be the Magdalena, of which we have heard so many wonderful stories?

    Two Gallant Sons of Devon Harry Collingwood
  • The iron safe, however, is only to be opened by a golden key, and a coined dollar in Magdalena is worth a fortune underground.

    Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.
  • Magdalena started, as if this voice, breaking the silence of the room, had startled her.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
British Dictionary definitions for Magdalena

Magdalena

/ˌmæɡdəˈleɪnə; -ˈliː-; Spanish maɣðaˈlena/
noun
1.
a river in SW Colombia, rising on the E slopes of the Andes and flowing north to the Caribbean near Barranquilla. Length: 1540 km (956 miles)
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