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  1. a river flowing from S Guyana N to the Atlantic. About 550 miles (885 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for essequibo

Historical Examples

  • Its really the mouth of two big rivers--the Demerara and the Essequibo.

    The Radio Detectives in the Jungle

    A. Hyatt Verrill

  • Demerary and Essequibo surrendered by capitulation from the French.

  • Dutch colonies of Demerara and Essequibo surrendered to the British.

  • In two days after this we got to the first falls in the Essequibo.

  • It was much more perilous to descend than to ascend the falls in the Essequibo.

British Dictionary definitions for essequibo


  1. a river in Guyana, rising near the Brazilian border and flowing north to the Atlantic: drains over half of Guyana. Length: 1014 km (630 miles)
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