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Red River



a river flowing E from NW Texas along the S boundary of Oklahoma into the Mississippi River in Louisiana. About 1300 miles (2095 km) long.
Also called Red River of the North. a river flowing N along the boundary between Minnesota and North Dakota to Lake Winnipeg in S Canada. 533 miles (860 km) long.


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Examples from the Web for red river

  • With the escape of the Red-river flotilla, the career of Admiral Porter on the rivers ended.

    The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
  • The Red-river, like the Mississippi, forms an impenetrable series of swamps and lakes.

    The Americans as They Are|Charles Sealsfield
  • They were located on a lake, which communicates with the branch of Red-river passing Bayou Pierre.

    The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • At Alexandria the Red-river bottom is full of great rocks that make it impassable except at the highest water.

British Dictionary definitions for red river

Red River


Also called: Red River of the South a river in the S central US, flowing east from N Texas through Arkansas into the Mississippi in Louisiana. Length: 1639 km (1018 miles)
a river in the northern US, flowing north as the border between North Dakota and Minnesota and into Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Length: 515 km (320 miles)
a river in SE Asia, rising in SW China in Yunnan province and flowing southeast across N Vietnam to the Gulf of Tongkin: the chief river of N Vietnam, with an extensive delta. Length: 500 km (310 miles)Vietnamese name: Song Koi
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