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Atchafalaya

[uh-chaf-uh-lahy-uh]
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  1. a river in S central Louisiana, flowing S to an inlet (Atchafalaya Bay) on the Gulf of Mexico; a heavily engineered distributary of the Mississippi. 225 miles (362 km).
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Historical Examples

  • The name of this bayou is Atchafalaya, or as it is commonly called, Chaffalio.

    A New Guide for Emigrants to the West

    J. M. Peck

  • All day long we have voyaged along the Atchafalaya with a wind from—where?

    The houseboat book

    William F. Waugh

  • They proceeded up the Atchafalaya, and on the 14th found the enemy.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson

  • How would you like to rule the house of the richest planter on Atchafalaya—eh?

    The Octoroon

    Dion Boucicault

  • Bay on Salle is a small stream flowing into the bay of Atchafalaya.

    Twelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup