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Rivera

[ri-vair-uh; Spanish ree-ve-rah] /rɪˈvɛər ə; Spanish riˈvɛ rɑ/
noun
1.
Diego
[dye-gaw] /ˈdyɛ gɔ/ (Show IPA),
1886–1957, Mexican painter.
2.
José Eustasio
[haw-se e-oos-tah-syaw] /hɔˈsɛ ˌɛ usˈtɑ syɔ/ (Show IPA),
1889–1928, Colombian poet and novelist.
3.
(José) Fructuoso
[haw-se frook-twaw-saw] /hɔˈsɛ frukˈtwɔ sɔ/ (Show IPA),
1790?–1854, Uruguayan revolutionary and political leader: president of Uruguay 1830–34, 1839–42.
4.
Miguel Primo de
[mee-gel pree-maw th e] /miˈgɛl ˈpri mɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
Primo de Rivera, Miguel.
5.
a city in N Uruguay.
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  • Rivera is bounded on the south by Tacuaremb and on the north by Brazil.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Rivera, however, constitutes by no means the sole mineral district of Uruguay.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The despotic Governor was not mistaken in his estimate of Rivera's power.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • During the course of these events Rivera had been absent from the town.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • A little after this the four years of Rivera's term of office expired.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
British Dictionary definitions for Rivera

Rivera

/Spanish riˈβera/
noun
1.
Diego (ˈdjeɣo). 1886–1957, Mexican painter, noted for his monumental murals in public buildings, which are influenced by Aztec art and depict revolutionary themes
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