- a river flowing N through central Brazil to the Amazon. 1300 miles (2090 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for xingu
The upper course of the Xingu is auriferous and fed by numerous branches.
"Xingu—" she murmured, as if seeking in her turn to gain time.
We were hugging the right bank, and so saw the mouth of the Xingu as we passed.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
Then Mrs. Dane gave expression to their inmost dread by saying sharply: "Ah—you say the Xingu, do you?"
The waters of the Xingu are as clear as crystal: against the sandy bottom, I could trace the dark brown body of the tapir.The Hunters' Feast
- a river in central Brazil, rising on the Mato Grosso plateau and flowing north to the Amazon delta, with over 650 km (400 miles) of rapids in its middle course. Length: 1932 km (1200 miles)
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