Niagara River

Niagara

[nahy-ag-ruh, -ag-er-uh]
noun
1.
a river on the boundary between W New York and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. 34 miles (55 km) long.
3.
a fort in W New York, at the mouth of the Niagara River.
4.
(lowercase) anything taken as resembling Niagara Falls in force and relentlessness; avalanche: a niagara of criticism.
5.
Horticulture.
a.
a variety of white grape, grown for table use.
b.
the vine bearing this fruit.
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Niagara (naɪˈæɡrə, -ˈæɡərə)
 
n
1.  a river in NE North America, on the border between W New York State and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Length: 45 km (28 miles)
2.  a torrent

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Niagara
waterfall from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, from a town name, perhaps from an Iroquoian language and meaning "a neck" (between two bodies of water); general sense of "a cataract, torrent" is attested from 1841; meaning " 'shower' of ringlets (true or false) in women's hair" is from 1864, also known as
cataract curls.
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