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Potomac

[puh-toh-muh k] /pəˈtoʊ mək/
noun
1.
a river flowing SE from the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, along the boundary between Maryland and Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay. 287 miles (460 km) long.
2.
a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
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Potomac

/pəˈtəʊmək/
noun
1.
a river in the E central US, rising in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia: flows northeast, then generally southeast to Chesapeake Bay. Length (from the confluence of headstreams): 462 km (287 miles)
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Word Origin and History for Potomac

river in eastern U.S., from Algonquian Patowmeck, originally the name of a native village in Virginia, perhaps literally "something brought."

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