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Marañón

[mah-rah-nyawn]
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noun
  1. a river in Peru, flowing N and then E, joining the Ucayali to form the Amazon. 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for maranon

Historical Examples

  • I am not a sage, but I say these animals are not crocodiles, for there are no crocodiles in the river Maranon.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • These are the words in which the worthy manager of the Maranon estate related to me the coming of the supposed anarchist.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • At the Maranon he lived apart from the station, in a small shed with a metal roof and straw walls, which he called mon atelier.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The Ucayali joins the Maranon, forming the main stream of the Amazon.

  • Jaen is a day's stage from the Maranon which one must descend by canoe.


British Dictionary definitions for maranon

Marañón

noun
  1. a river in NE Peru, rising in the Andes and flowing northwest into the Ucayali River, forming the Amazon. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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