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Red River

noun
1.
a river flowing E from NW Texas along the S boundary of Oklahoma into the Mississippi River in Louisiana. About 1300 miles (2095 km) long.
2.
Also called Red River of the North. a river flowing N along the boundary between Minnesota and North Dakota to Lake Winnipeg in S Canada. 533 miles (860 km) long.
3.
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  • The mouth of the Red River divides into several channels that wind through the marsh.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • In the valley of the Red River of the North, wheat-farming was their staple industry.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • At that time the extinction of the species from the Red River to the Cheyenne was practically complete.

  • There was a wound in his flank, a Red River rilling from it to stain the water.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • In relation to the Red River immigrants, who arrived in 1841, the statement of Fitzgerald is mostly untrue.

    Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
British Dictionary definitions for Red River

Red River

noun
1.
Also called Red River of the South. a river in the S central US, flowing east from N Texas through Arkansas into the Mississippi in Louisiana. Length: 1639 km (1018 miles)
2.
a river in the northern US, flowing north as the border between North Dakota and Minnesota and into Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Length: 515 km (320 miles)
3.
a river in SE Asia, rising in SW China in Yunnan province and flowing southeast across N Vietnam to the Gulf of Tongkin: the chief river of N Vietnam, with an extensive delta. Length: 500 km (310 miles) Vietnamese name Song Koi
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