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Río Grande

[ree-oh grahn-dey, -dee; Spanish ree-aw grahn-de] /ˈri oʊ ˈgrɑn deɪ, -di; Spanish ˈri ɔ ˈgrɑn dɛ/
a city in NE Puerto Rico.
a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. About 200 miles (320 km) long.

Rio Grande

[ree-oh grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey for 1; Portuguese ree-oo grahn-di for 2, 3] /ˈri oʊ ˈgrænd, ˈgræn di, ˈgrɑn deɪ for 1; Portuguese ˌri ʊ ˈgrɑ̃ dɪ for 2, 3/
Mexican Rio Bravo. a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 miles (2900 km) long.
a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 miles (1050 km) long.


[grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey; Portuguese grahn-di] /grænd, ˈgræn di, ˈgrɑn deɪ; Portuguese ˈgrɑ̃ dɪ/
Rio. Rio Grande. Unabridged
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  • Along the lower rio grande it forms dense, tangled thickets.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • He might never have reached the rio grande, but perished on the way.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • Shortly after leaving Albuquerque the trail crossed a very wide shallow muddy river—the famous rio grande.

  • One of them had travelled to rio grande, and spoke highly of the Christians.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • The low hills that bordered the rio grande could barely be distinguished in the distance.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for rio grande

Rio Grande

(ˈriːəʊ ˈɡrænd; ˈɡrændɪ). a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles) Mexican name Río Bravo
(Portuguese) (ˈriu ˈɡrəndi). a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)
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Rio Grande [(ree-oh grand, gran-dee)]

River running east from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, dividing the United States from Mexico.

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