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Rhone

[rohn]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km). Capital: Lyons.
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French Rhône [rohn] /roʊn/.
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British Dictionary definitions for rhone river

Rhône

noun
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
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Word Origin and History for rhone river

Rhone

river in southeastern France, from a pre-Indo-European element *rod- meaning "to flow."

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rhone river in Culture

Rhone River

Major river in France, rising in the Alps of Switzerland, flowing west through Lake Geneva, and southwest and south across France. It enters the Mediterranean Sea near Marseilles.

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Note

The Rhone Valley south of Lyon is known for its vineyards and its fruit and vegetable gardens.
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