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Elbe

[German el-buh; English elb]
noun
  1. a river in central Europe, flowing from the W Czech Republic NW through Germany to the North Sea. 725 miles (1165 km) long.
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Czech La·be [lah-be] /ˈlɑ bɛ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for elbe river

Elbe

noun
  1. a river in central Europe, rising in the N Czech Republic and flowing generally northwest through Germany to the North Sea at Hamburg. Length: 1165 km (724 miles)Czech name: Labe
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elbe river in Culture

Elbe River

[(el-buh, elb)]

River in central Europe, flowing several hundred miles from the northwestern section of the former Czechoslovakia before emptying into the North Sea.

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The Elbe created part of the former border between East Germany and West Germany.
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