- a river flowing from the Alps in S Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva and SE France into the Mediterranean. 504 miles (810 km) long.
- a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km). Capital: Lyons.
French Rhône [rohn] /roʊn/.
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- a river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles)
- a department of E central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Lyon. Pop: 1 621 718 (2003 est). Area: 3233 sq km (1261 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for rhone river
river in southeastern France, from a pre-Indo-European element *rod- meaning "to flow."
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The Rhone Valley south of Lyon is known for its vineyards and its fruit and vegetable gardens.
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