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Cauca

[kou-kah]
noun
  1. a river in W Colombia: tributary of the Magdalena. 600 miles (965 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for cauca

Historical Examples

  • About fifty steamboats are in commission on the Magdalena and its tributary, the Cauca.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • I remember one spot by the side of the Cauca, just before we reached Cartago.

    In New Granada

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The valley of the Cauca abounds with bamboo-cane, which serves a variety of purposes.

    In New Granada

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Cieza is speaking of people in the valley of Cauca, in New Granada.

  • Cali stands 3327 ft. above sea-level on the western side of the Cauca valley, one of the healthiest regions of Colombia.


British Dictionary definitions for cauca

Cauca

noun
  1. a river in W Colombia, rising in the northwest and flowing north to the Magdalena River. Length: about 1350 km (840 miles)
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