EXAMPLES | noun a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long. Related forms Gan·get·ic , [gan- jet-ik] /gænˈdʒɛt ɪk/ adjective
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Examples from the Web for gangetic Historical Examples of gangetic
At the head of the reptiles stands the
Gangetic crocodile, frequenting the Ganges and other large rivers.
It forms part of the wide
Gangetic plain, and its surface is accordingly composed of a thick alluvial deposit.
Before me is the low
Gangetic shore, with the dumpy sand-hills gradually rising from the water's edge.
The army before Delhi was cut off from Calcutta and the
Gangetic provinces, and news did not come every day.
The length of the symphysis recalls that of the
Gangetic Dolphin, Platanista. British Dictionary definitions for gangetic adjective of or relating to the river Ganges noun the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles) Hindi name: Ganga ( ˈɡʌŋɡə, ˈɡɑːŋ-)
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Word Origin and History for gangetic
ganga "current, river."
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