[ suh-won-ee, -waw-nee, swon-ee, swaw-nee ]

  1. a river in SE Georgia and N Florida, flowing SW to the Gulf of Mexico. 240 miles (386 km) long.

  • Also Swa·nee [swon-ee, swaw-nee] /ˈswɒn i, ˈswɔ ni/ .

Words Nearby Suwannee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Suwannee in a sentence

  • Alapaha, one of the higher tributary streams of the Suwannee river, in Florida.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • He could hear Bob playing: "Way down upon de Suwannee ribber" on his concertina, and it made him nice and sad.

  • These limestones were named for deposits recognized along the Suwannee river and at Marianna, Florida.

    Florida Caverns State Park | Robert O. Vernon

British Dictionary definitions for Suwannee



/ (sʊˈwɒnɪ) /

  1. a river in the southeastern US, rising in SE Georgia and flowing across Florida to the Gulf of Mexico at Suwannee Sound. Length: about 400 km (250 miles)

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