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Guadiana

[Spanish gwah-th yah-nah; Portuguese gwuh-dyah-nuh] /Spanish gwɑˈðyɑ nɑ; Portuguese gwəˈdyɑ nə/
noun
1.
a river in SW Europe, flowing S from central Spain through SE Portugal to the Gulf of Cádiz. 515 miles (830 km) long.
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  • The exact source of the Guadiana has been a subject of much debate and of many fables.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • He fell in this battle on the Guadiana, where he was defeated by Hirtuleius.

  • The chorus of "GuadianaGuadiana," no longer arose from its banks.

    The Actress in High Life

    Sue Petigru Bowen
  • A deep river runs near Byamo, larger than the Guadiana, called Tanto.

  • He proceeded until he found that the river sank into the earth, like the Guadiana in Estremadura.

  • Upon ascending the bank of the rivulet we came in sight of Badajoz and its long narrow bridge over the Guadiana.

  • The Tagus valley is narrow, and barren of supplies, and almost as circuitous a route from France as the Guadiana.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • Badajos is situated on the south bank of the Guadiana, with a strong fort on the north bank.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • The relics of the garrison which had withdrawn to the outlying fort north of the Guadiana surrendered next morning.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • Its bed is on an average about 1200 feet below that of the Guadiana in the greater part of its course.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
British Dictionary definitions for Guadiana

Guadiana

/Spanish ɡwaˈðjana; Portuguese ɡwəˈðjənə/
noun
1.
a river in SW Europe, rising in S central Spain and flowing west, then south as part of the border between Spain and Portugal, to the Gulf of Cádiz. Length: 578 km (359 miles)
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