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Nile British & World English

A river in eastern Africa, the longest river in the world, which rises in east central Africa near Lake Victoria and flows 6,695 km (4,160 miles) generally northwards through Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt to empty through a large delta into the Mediterranean

Blue Nile British & World English

One of the two principal headwaters of the Nile. Rising from Lake Tana in NW Ethiopia, it flows some 1,600 km (1,000 miles) southwards then north-westwards into Sudan, where it meets the White Nile at Khartoum

Nile blue British & World English

A pale greenish blue

Albert Nile British & World English

The upper part of the Nile, flowing through NW Uganda between Lake Albert and the Uganda-South Sudan border

Nile green British & World English

A pale bluish green

Nile perch British & World English

A large predatory fish found in lakes and rivers in NE and central Africa, widely caught for food or sport

White Nile British & World English

The name for the main, western branch of the Nile between the Uganda-South Sudan border and its confluence with the Blue Nile at Khartoum

Nile monitor British & World English

A large heavily built African lizard that has greyish-olive skin with yellow markings and is semiaquatic

Victoria Nile British & World English

The upper part of the White Nile, between Lake Victoria and Lake Albert

Nile crocodile British & World English

A large crocodile with a long, narrow head, native to Africa and Madagascar

Nile, Battle of the British & World English

Another name for Aboukir Bay, Battle of.

West Nile virus British & World English

A flavivirus originally isolated in eastern Africa, transmitted by mosquitoes, usually between birds, but sometimes causing epidemics of disease (typically fever or encephalitis) in humans and horses