Yenisei

[yen-uh-sey]
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noun

a river in the Russian Federation in Asia, flowing N from the Sayan Mountains to the Kara Sea. 2566 miles (4080 km) long.

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Historical Examples of yenisei

  • The width of the Yenisei in this place is about three hundred metres.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • He evaded telling me why he left Transbaikalia to come to the Yenisei.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • The child could not endure the wilderness and drowned herself in the Yenisei.

    Comrade Kropotkin

    Victor Robinson

  • Angara, a tributary of the Yenisei, which passes through Lake Baikal.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • We have the Yenisei to cross, and need light to see our way there!

    Michael Strogoff

    Jules Verne



British Dictionary definitions for yenisei

Yenisei

Yenisey

noun

a river in central Russia, in central Siberia, formed by the confluence of two headstreams in the Tuva Republic: flows west and north to the Arctic Ocean; the largest river in volume in Russia. Length: 4129 km (2566 miles)
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