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Paraná

[par-uh-nah; Portuguese pah-rah-nah]
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noun
  1. a river in central South America, flowing from S Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2050 miles (3300 km) long.
  2. a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61.
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Examples from the Web for parana

Historical Examples

  • On the Parana they have been known to get on board vessels at night.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The Parana and Paraguay Rivers are the only commercial outlet of the state.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • In the neighbourhood of Parana it is prepared and drunk like Chinese tea.

  • The railway then runs north to the important town of Parana, which is the headquarters.

    Argentina

    W. A. Hirst

  • Subordinate to the Parana are several Argentine systems which deserve mention.

    Argentina

    W. A. Hirst


British Dictionary definitions for parana

Paraná

noun
  1. (parəˈna) a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain and a large rolling plateau with extensive forests. Capital: Curitiba. Pop: 9 798 006 (2002). Area: 199 555 sq km (77 048 sq miles)
  2. (paraˈna) a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River opposite Santa Fe: capital of Argentina (1853–1862). Pop: 305 000 (2005 est)
  3. (Portuguese parəˈna, Spanish paraˈna) a river in central South America, formed in S Brazil by the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Paranaíba River and flowing generally south to the Atlantic through the Río de la Plata estuary. Length: 2900 km (1800 miles)
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