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  1. a river flowing E from W Venezuela to the Orinoco. about 500 miles (805 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for apure

Historical Examples

  • But Bolivar had no boats, and the Apure at this point was wide and deep.

    Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena

    H. J. Mozans

  • Its famous rapids of the Apure and Maypure were visited by Humboldt.

  • Ten days after our flight from San Felipe we were on the banks of the Apure.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall

  • The most renowned of his exploits occurred when he had formed a junction with Bolivar on the plains of Apure.

    The Young Llanero

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • This roaring noise was distinctly heard where the river Nula falls into the Apure, which is more than 100 leagues from Caraccas.

British Dictionary definitions for apure


  1. a river in W Venezuela, rising in the Andes and flowing east to the Orinoco. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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