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[Spanish gwah-th yah-nah; Portuguese gwuh-dyah-nuh]
  1. a river in SW Europe, flowing S from central Spain through SE Portugal to the Gulf of Cádiz. 515 miles (830 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for guadiana

Historical Examples

  • The exact source of the Guadiana has been a subject of much debate and of many fables.


    Wentworth Webster

  • He fell in this battle on the Guadiana, where he was defeated by Hirtuleius.

  • The chorus of "GuadianaGuadiana," no longer arose from its banks.

    The Actress in High Life

    Sue Petigru Bowen

  • A deep river runs near Byamo, larger than the Guadiana, called Tanto.

  • He proceeded until he found that the river sank into the earth, like the Guadiana in Estremadura.

British Dictionary definitions for guadiana


  1. a river in SW Europe, rising in S central Spain and flowing west, then south as part of the border between Spain and Portugal, to the Gulf of Cádiz. Length: 578 km (359 miles)
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