Shenandoah River

Shenandoah

[shen-uhn-doh-uh]
noun
1.
a river flowing NE from N Virginia to the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. About 200 miles (322 km) long.
2.
a valley in N Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains: Civil War campaigns 1862–64.
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Shenandoah
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.
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