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river British & World English

A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river

Dan River British & World English

A river that flows for 180 miles (290 km) from southwestern Virginia into North Carolina to the Roanoke River

Fly River British & World English

A river in Papua New Guinea—the country’s longest—that flows for 750 miles (1,200 km) from the border with Indonesia into the Gulf of Papua

New River British & World English

A river that flows for 320 miles (515 km) from North Carolina through Virginia and into West Virginia, where it enters the Kanawha River

Red River British & World English

A river in SE Asia, which rises in southern China and flows 1,175 km (730 miles) generally south-eastwards through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin

Ket River British & World English

A river in Russia that flows west for 842 miles (1,355 km) from Krasnoyarsk into the Ob River at Kolpashevo

Inn River British & World English

A river in western Europe that rises in the Rhaetian Alps of Switzerland and flows for 320 miles (508 km) through the Austrian Tyrol past Innsbruck into southern Germany where it flows into the Danube River at Passau

Han River British & World English

A river in eastern China that flows southeast for 952 miles (1,532 km) from southwestern Shaanxi province to the Yangtze River in Hubei province. Chinese name Han Shui

Aldan River British & World English

A river in the eastern Siberian area of Russia that rises in the Stanovoy Khrebet Mountains and flows for 1,400 miles (2,240 km) into the Lena River east of Yakutsk

Black River British & World English

A river that flows southeast for 300 miles (480 km) through Missouri and Arkansas, along the eastern edge of the Ozark Plateau

Benue River British & World English

A river that flows for 870 miles (1,400 km) from northern Cameroon into Nigeria, where it joins the Niger River

Beni River British & World English

A river that flows for 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from central to northern Bolivia, east of the Andes, into the Madeira River

Chari River British & World English

A river that flows for 660 miles (1,060 km) through the Central African Republic, Chad, and Cameroon. Emptying into Lake Chad, it is the longest river in the African continent that drains internally

Cauca River British & World English

A river in western Colombia that flows north for 800 miles (1,300 km) from the Andes to the Magdalena River

Desna River British & World English

A river in western Russia and Ukraine that rises east of Smolensk and flows for 550 miles (885 km) to enter the Dnieper River near Kiev

East River British & World English

An arm of the Hudson River in New York City, separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Brooklyn and Queens

Dvina River British & World English

A river that rises in Russia’s Valai Hills and flows west, then north, for 634 miles (1,020 km) across Belarus and Latvia into the Gulf of Riga

Drava River British & World English

A river that rises in northern Italy and flows for 456 miles (725 km) through southern Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia to join the Danube River near Osijek. It forms part of the border between Hungary and Croatia

Drina River British & World English

A river that flows for 285 miles (459 km), partly along the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, into the Sava River west of Belgrade in Serbia

Fall River British & World English

An industrial city in southeastern Massachusetts, a longtime textile center that is also associated with the Lizzie Borden legend; population 90,931 (est. 2008)

Green River British & World English

A river that flows for 730 miles (1,130 km) from Wyoming through Colorado and Utah into the Colorado River

Gila River British & World English

A river that flows for 645 miles (1,045 km) from New Mexico across southern Arizona to the Colorado River. Phoenix is in its valley

Meta River British & World English

A river that flows northeast for 650 miles (1,050 km) from central Colombia into the Orinoco River and that forms part of the Colombia-Venezuela boundary

Milk River British & World English

A river that flows for 625 miles (1,000 km) through northwestern Montana and southern Alberta, into the Missouri River. It is the most northwestern part of the Missouri-Mississippi river system

Osage River British & World English

A river that flows for 360 miles (580 km) through Missouri to the Missouri River

Peace River British & World English

A river that flows for 1,194 miles (1,923 km) from northern British Columbia into Alberta to the Slave River

Pearl River British & World English

A river of southern China, flowing from Guangzhou (Canton) southwards to the South China Sea and forming part of the delta of the Xi River. Its lower reaches widen to form the Pearl River estuary, the inlet between Hong Kong and Macao

Pecos River British & World English

A river that flows for 925 miles (1,490 km) from northern New Mexico through western Texas to the Rio Grande

Ohio River British & World English

A river that flows for 980 miles (1,580 km) from Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where it is formed by the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, through the eastern Midwest to join the Mississippi River at Cairo in Illinois

Liard River British & World English

A river that flows for 570 miles (920 km) from the Yukon Territory through British Columbia and the Northwest Territories to the Mackenzie River

Plate, River British & World English

A wide estuary on the Atlantic coast of South America at the border between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Paraná and Uruguay. The cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo lie on its shores. In 1939 it was the scene of a naval battle in which the British defeated the Germans

Rainy River British & World English

A short river that flows west along the Minnesota-Ontario border, past International Falls, into the Lake of the Woods. One of its sources is Rainy Lake, also on the border

Purus River British & World English

A river that flows northeast for 2,100 miles (3,400 km) from the Andes Mountains in eastern Peru into northwestern Brazil, where it joins the Amazon River

Rogue River British & World English

A river that flows west for 200 miles (320 km) across southern Oregon to the Pacific Ocean

river birch British & World English

A North American birch with shaggy reddish-brown or orange bark

Rouge, River British & World English

A short river with several branches in and around Detroit in Michigan

Spoon River British & World English

A river that flows for 160 miles (260 km) through central Illinois, associated with the verse of Edgar Lee Masters

Snake River British & World English

A river of the north-western US. Rising in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, it flows for 1,670 km (1,038 miles) through Idaho into the state of Washington, where it joins the Columbia River

Swan River British & World English

A river of Western Australia. Rising as the Avon to the south-east of Perth, it flows north and west through Perth to the Indian ocean at Fremantle. It was the site of the first free European settlement in Western Australia

Ural River British & World English

A river, 1,575 miles (2,534 km) long, that rises at the southern end of the Ural Mountains in western Russia and flows through western Kazakhstan to the Caspian Sea at Atyraū

Kama River British & World English

A river in Russia that flows for 1,128 miles (1,805 km) from the central Ural Mountains to the Volga River near Kazan

Kasai River British & World English

A river that flows for 1,100 miles (1,800 km) from central Angola through southern and central Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) into the Congo River. On its lower 500 miles (800 km), it is an important trade route

Juruá River British & World English

A river that flows for 1,500 miles (2,400 km) from eastern Peru through northwestern Brazil into the Amazon River

James River British & World English

A river that flows for 700 miles (1,100 km) from North Dakota through South Dakota into the Missouri River

Kura River British & World English

A river that flows for 940 miles (1,510 km) from northeastern Turkey through Georgia and Azerbaijan into the Caspian Sea

Wolf River British & World English

A river that flows for 210 miles (340 km) through central Wisconsin

Yampa River British & World English

A river that flows for 250 miles (400 km) across northwestern Colorado to join the Green River

Yazoo River British & World English

A river that flows for 190 miles (305 km) from northern Mississippi to join the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. The fertile land between the rivers is the Mississippi Delta or Yazoo Delta

White River British & World English

A river that flows for 720 miles (1,160 m) from northwestern Arkansas across the Ozark Plateau to the Mississippi River


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