[awr-uh-noh-koh, ohr-; Spanish aw-ree-naw-kaw]
- a river in N South America, flowing N from the border of Brazil, along the E border of Colombia, and NE through Venezuela to the Atlantic. 1600 miles (2575 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for orinoco
I wonder if Sean Penn will be on site to protest a facility that can handle the Orinoco oil sands?The Saudis Are Ready for Keystone XL
April 5, 2013
But to us 't was Orinoco, and the cities of the world dotted its shores.The Golden Age
About a hundred and fifty miles beyond the Orinoco, he entered a gulf and landed.Discoverers and Explorers
Edward R. Shaw
It was on the banks of the Orinoco, near the city of Angostura.
There are other species of this fish,—among them the black caribe of the Orinoco.
The Orinoco is navigable within one hundred miles of Bogota.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- a river in N South America, rising in S Venezuela and flowing west, then north as part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela, then east to the Atlantic by a great delta: the third largest river system in South America, draining an area of 945 000 sq km (365 000 sq miles); reaches a width of 22 km (14 miles) during the rainy season. Length: about 2575 km (1600 miles)
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