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Meaning of Rio Grande

Ri•o Grande

Pronunciation: (rē'ō grand', gran'dē, grän'dā for 1 Port. rē&sec&oobreve grän'di for 2, 3), [key]
  1. Mexican,a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 mi. (2900 km) long.
  2. a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 mi. (1050 km) long.
  3. Also calledSee

Rí•o Gran•de

Pronunciation: (rē'ō grän'dā, -dē Sp. rē'ô grän'de), [key]
  1. a city in NE Puerto Rico. 12,047.
  2. a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long.
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