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Indus1

[in-duh s]
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noun
  1. a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 miles (3060 km) long.
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Indus2

[in-duh s]
noun, genitive In·di [in-dahy] /ˈɪn daɪ/. Astronomy.
  1. the Indian, a southern constellation between Grus and Pavo.
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Origin of Indus2

< New Latin, Latin

indus.

abbreviation
  1. industrial.
  2. industry.
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Indus1

noun
  1. a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Telescopium and Tucano
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Indus2

noun
  1. a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet in the Kailas Range of the Himalayas and flowing northwest through Kashmir, then southwest across Pakistan to the Arabian Sea: important throughout history, esp for the Indus Civilization (about 3000 to 1500 bc), and for irrigation. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
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Word Origin and History for indus

Indus

river in Asia, from Sanskrit sindhu "river." The southern constellation, created 1603 by Bayer, represents "an Indian," not the river.

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