- a river flowing from the Alps in S Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva and SE France into the Mediterranean. 504 miles (810 km) long.
- a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km). Capital: Lyons.
French Rhône [rohn] /roʊn/.
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Examples from the Web for rhone
The new province of Gaul was invaded through the valley of the Rhone.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
Her mother had been thrown into the Rhone, with a stone around her neck, and drowned.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
And in Gaul there flow numerous rivers, among which are the Rhone and the Rhine.Procopius
St. Maurice is in the Rhone valley, some sixteen miles from Villeneuve.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4
He was the recognized leader of their sympathizers in the Rhone valley.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
- a river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles)
- a department of E central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Lyon. Pop: 1 621 718 (2003 est). Area: 3233 sq km (1261 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for rhone
river in southeastern France, from a pre-Indo-European element *rod- meaning "to flow."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper