Orontes

[aw-ron-teez, oh-ron-]
noun
  1. a river in W Asia, flowing N from Lebanon through NW Syria and then SW past Antioch, Turkey, to the Mediterranean. 250 miles (405 km) long.
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Contemporary Examples of orontes

  • Back down along the Orontes, very early the day before, my friend dropped me off on a dirt track by a copse of trees.

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    Life on the Syrian Border

    Melik Kaylan

    July 1, 2011

  • The Turkish farmers take irrigation water from the Orontes via steel pipes.

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    Life on the Syrian Border

    Melik Kaylan

    July 1, 2011

Historical Examples of orontes


British Dictionary definitions for orontes

Orontes

noun
  1. a river in SW Asia, rising in Lebanon and flowing north through Syria into Turkey, where it turns west to the Mediterranean. Length: 571 km (355 miles)Arabic name: `Asi
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