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  1. a river in central Chile, flowing NW from the Andes to the Pacific at Concepción. About 240 miles (384 km) long.
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Historical Examples

  • A great battle had just been fought on the banks of the river Bio-Bio.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • It is the largest city of Chile south of the Bio-Bio and has a population of 29,557, ranking ninth in the republic.

  • The Bio-Bio is navigable above the city for 100 m. and considerable traffic comes through this channel.

  • We have examined the chart, and find these hills to be the "Paps of Bio-bio," and Talcahuana lies several miles beyond them.

    Round Cape Horn

    Joseph Lamson

  • The largest is the Bio-Bio, which has a total length of 220 m., 100 of which are navigable.

British Dictionary definitions for bio-bio


  1. a river in central Chile, rising in the Andes and flowing northwest to the Pacific. Length: about 390 km (240 miles)
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