follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

Ocho Rios

[oh-choh ree-uh s] /ˈoʊ tʃoʊ ˈri əs/
noun
1.
a seaport in N Jamaica: resort.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Ocho Rios

town and Caribbean port on the north coast of Jamaica, northwest of Kingston. The Spanish name means "eight rivers," in reference to the number of rivers in the area. The 600-foot (180-metre) cataracts of Dunns River Falls make Ocho Rios a popular tourist resort, and the town has numerous hotels as well as cruise ship facilities. As a trade centre, it serves an area producing citrus fruits, corn (maize), pimientos, and cattle. Bauxite is mined nearby and transported to Ocho Rios for shipping. Pop. (1991) urban area, 8,189.

Learn more about Ocho Rios with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Ocho Rios

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Ocho

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends