- a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for gangetic
At the head of the reptiles stands the Gangetic crocodile, frequenting the Ganges and other large rivers.
It forms part of the wide Gangetic plain, and its surface is accordingly composed of a thick alluvial deposit.
Before me is the low Gangetic shore, with the dumpy sand-hills gradually rising from the water's edge.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
The army before Delhi was cut off from Calcutta and the Gangetic provinces, and news did not come every day.The Disputed V.C.
Frederick P. Gibbon
The length of the symphysis recalls that of the Gangetic Dolphin, Platanista.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- of or relating to the river Ganges
- the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles)Hindi name: Ganga (ˈɡʌŋɡə, ˈɡɑːŋ-)
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Word Origin and History for gangetic
from Sanskrit ganga "current, river."
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