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Rio Grande

geographical name

Definition of RIO GRANDE

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\ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrand, -ˈgran-dē also ˌrī-ō-ˈgrand\ or Mexican Spanish Río Bra·vo \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō\ river 1885 miles (3034 kilometers) SW United States forming part of Mexico-U.S. boundary & flowing from San Juan Mountains in SW Colorado to Gulf of Mexico
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or Rio Gran·de do Sul \ˌrē-ü-ˈgrȧn-dē-dü-ˈsül\ city S Brazil in Rio Grande do Sul state W of entrance to Lagoa dos Patos pop 186,544
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\ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrän-dā, -dē\ municipality NE Puerto Rico pop 52,362
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— see grande (Rio)
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RIO GRANDE Defined for Kids

Rio Grande

geographical name \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrand(-ē)\

Definition of RIO GRANDE for Kids

river 1885 mi. (3034 km.) long SW U.S. forming part of U.S.–Mexico boundary and flowing into Gulf of Mexico

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