Plata

[ plah-tah ]
/ ˈplɑ tɑ /

noun

Rí·o de la [ree-aw th e lah] /ˈri ɔ ðɛ lɑ/, an estuary on the SE coast of South America between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, about 185 miles (290 km) long.

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Also La Plata.
Also called Plata River; British River Plate.

Definition for plata (2 of 2)

La Plata
[ lah plah-tah ]
/ lɑ ˈplɑ tɑ /

noun

a seaport in E Argentina.
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British Dictionary definitions for plata (1 of 2)

Plata
/ (Spanish ˈplata) /

noun

Río de la Plata (ˈrio de la) an estuary on the SE coast of South America, between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. Length: 275 km (171 miles). Width: (at its mouth) 225 km (140 miles)Also known as: La Plata English name: River Plate

British Dictionary definitions for plata (2 of 2)

La Plata
/ (Spanish la ˈplata) /

noun

a port in E Argentina, near the Río de la Plata estuary: founded in 1882 and modelled on Washington DC; university (1897). Pop: 758 000 (2005 est)
See (Río de la) Plata
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