Río de la Plata

[ Spanish ree-aw th e lah plah-tah ]
/ Spanish ˈri ɔ ðɛ lɑ ˈplɑ tɑ /

noun

Definition for rio de la plata (2 of 2)

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.

Also La Plata.
Also called Plata River; British River Plate.
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British Dictionary definitions for rio de la plata (1 of 2)

Río de la Plata

/ (ˈriːəʊ də lɑː ˈplɑːtə) /

noun

See Plata

British Dictionary definitions for rio de la plata (2 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

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