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[shen-uh n-doh-uh] /ˌʃɛn ənˈdoʊ ə/
a river flowing NE from N Virginia to the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. About 200 miles (322 km) long.
a valley in N Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains: Civil War campaigns 1862–64. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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originally a place name in Dutchess County, N.Y., from Oneida (Iroquoian) family name Skenondoah, derived from oskenon:to "deer." Later transferred to river and valley in Virginia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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