Columbia

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uh ]
/ kəˈlʌm bi ə /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for columbia river (1 of 2)

Columbia1
/ (kəˈlʌmbɪə) /

noun

a river in NW North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing through British Columbia, then west to the Pacific. Length: about 1930 km (1200 miles)
a city in central South Carolina, on the Congaree River: the state capital. Pop: 117 357 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for columbia river (2 of 2)

Columbia2
/ (kəˈlʌmbɪə) /

noun

the first test vehicle of the NASA space shuttle fleet to prove the possibility of routine access to space for scientific and commercial ventures
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Culture definitions for columbia river

Columbia River

River that runs from British Columbia, Canada, to the Pacific Ocean and passes between Oregon and Washington.

notes for Columbia River

Known for its great salmon runs in spring.

notes for Columbia River

The site of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams.
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