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Plata

[plah-tah]
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noun
  1. Rí·o de la [ree-aw th e lah] /ˈri ɔ ðɛ lɑ/, an estuary on the SE coast of South America between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, about 185 miles (290 km) long.
Also La Plata.
Also called Plata River; British River Plate.

La Plata

[lah plah-tah]
noun
  1. a seaport in E Argentina.
  2. Plata, Río de la.
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Historical Examples

  • Plata has sighted him, and is straining every limb to reach the terrified bird.

    Across Patagonia

    Lady Florence Dixie

  • There this eventful war was closed by the glorious victory of Plata.

  • The town of Plata was levelled with the ground by the Thebans.

  • As soon as we entered the estuary of the Plata, the weather was very unsettled.

  • He says that in that country it is abundant, but scarce in the Plata district.


British Dictionary definitions for plata

Plata

noun
  1. Río de la Plata (ˈrio de la) an estuary on the SE coast of South America, between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. Length: 275 km (171 miles). Width: (at its mouth) 225 km (140 miles)Also known as: La Plata English name: River Plate

La Plata

noun
  1. a port in E Argentina, near the Río de la Plata estuary: founded in 1882 and modelled on Washington DC; university (1897). Pop: 758 000 (2005 est)
  2. See (Río de la) Plata
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