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Xingú

[shing-goo]
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noun
  1. a river flowing N through central Brazil to the Amazon. 1300 miles (2090 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for xingu

Historical Examples

  • The upper course of the Xingu is auriferous and fed by numerous branches.

    Xingu

    Edith Wharton

  • "Xingu—" she murmured, as if seeking in her turn to gain time.

  • We were hugging the right bank, and so saw the mouth of the Xingu as we passed.

    The Sea and the Jungle

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • Then Mrs. Dane gave expression to their inmost dread by saying sharply: "Ah—you say the Xingu, do you?"

    Xingu

    Edith Wharton

  • The waters of the Xingu are as clear as crystal: against the sandy bottom, I could trace the dark brown body of the tapir.


British Dictionary definitions for xingu

Xingú

noun
  1. a river in central Brazil, rising on the Mato Grosso plateau and flowing north to the Amazon delta, with over 650 km (400 miles) of rapids in its middle course. Length: 1932 km (1200 miles)
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