Awash

[ ah-wahsh ]
/ ˈɑ wɑʃ /

noun

a river in E Ethiopia, flowing NE through the Great Rift Valley to near the Djibouti border. 500 miles (805 km) long.
Also Ha·wash [hah-wahsh] /ˈhɑ wɑʃ/
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British Dictionary definitions for awash-river

awash

/ (əˈwɒʃ) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive) nautical

at a level even with the surface of the sea
washed over by the waves

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