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  1. a river flowing S from N Georgia along part of the boundary between Alabama and Georgia into the Apalachicola River. About 418 miles (675 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for chattahoochee

Historical Examples

  • She also gave Tamar directions how to go down the Chattahoochee.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • Study well the “Song of the Chattahoochee,” its rhyme, meter, and thought.

  • The Chattahoochee was the Indian "river of the pictured rocks."

  • Johnston's entire army crossed the Chattahoochee last night.

  • I can make Savannah, Charleston, or the mouth of the Chattahoochee.

Word Origin and History for chattahoochee


river between Georgia and Alabama, from Muskogee cato-hocce hvcce "marked-rock river," from cvto "rock," hocce "marked" + hvcce "stream."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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