Mexican Rio Bravo. a river flowing from SW Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1,800 miles (2,900 km) long.
a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 miles (1,050 km) long.
Other definitions for Río Grande (2 of 2)
a city in NE Puerto Rico.
a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. About 200 miles (320 km) long.
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How to use Rio Grande in a sentence
Bolter theorizes it’s because there is less stringent cartel control of the border via the Rio Grande river, and word of mouth about it spread.Why are there thousands of Haitian migrants at the Texas border? | Amber Phillips | September 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Still, some parts of Rio Grande do Sul state, in the nation’s far south, may face excessive dryness in the most susceptible stage for the crop, while the Matopiba region may also see adverse conditions.Coffee prices could surge soon as La Nina heat scorches world’s largest crop supply | Rachel King | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
On at least three occasions, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents have encountered groups of nearly 200 migrants.Hundreds of Immigrants Are Rushing the Border Just to Get Caught | Caitlin Dickson | July 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perfect for wildlife watching, hiking trails snake through canyons beside the swirling Rio Grande in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Another day, head down to the border to explore Santa Elena Canyon, which sits on the Rio Grande.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America | Condé Nast Traveler | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This 50-mile stretch provides a rough, borderlands kind of beauty as the road climbs and dives along the Rio Grande.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America | Condé Nast Traveler | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fact that the Rio Grande rise also harbors traces of iron and manganese was not lost on the minerals industry.
In Rio Grande we found an excellent supper, convenient sleeping apartments, and a good breakfast the next morning.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The two localities concerned are in the Valley of the Rio Grande, and are only about five miles apart.A Synopsis of the American Bats of the Genus Pipistrellus | Walter W. Dalquest
As you will find, when you have time to take a walk, this reservation is right on the bank of the Rio Grande River.
When the first halt was called the column stopped on a lonely stretch of the highway, in sight of the Rio Grande.
Then, around a corner of the road, not far away, wagons turned and made toward the shore of the Rio Grande.
British Dictionary definitions for Rio Grande
(ˈriːəʊ ˈɡrænd, ˈɡrændɪ) a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles): Mexican name: Río Bravo
(Portuguese ˈriu ˈɡrəndi) a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Rio Grande
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