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  1. the alluvial land between two converging rivers, esp the area between the Ganges and Jumna in N India
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Word Origin for doab

C20: from Persian dōāb, from two + āb water
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Historical Examples of doab

  • Save for hills in the distance, the country was as flat as any passed through while traveling over the Doab and other sections.

    Seven Legs Across the Seas

    Samuel Murray

  • The greater portion lies within the Doab or level alluvial plain between the Ganges and the Jumna.

  • Our brothers at Cawnpore may have secured Allahabad and other towns in the Doab long ere to-day.

    The Red Year

    Louis Tracy

  • We left Allahabad at noon, and travelled through the rich valley of the Doab, 100 miles, to Cawnpore.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

  • The names Punjab, Doab, &c., show the root in a clearer shape.