Delta, The

geographical name
variants: or Mississippi Delta

Definition of Delta, The

fertile region of northwestern Mississippi between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers

Note: This region is famous for blues music; the actual delta of the Mississippi River is located in Louisiana.

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Delta adjective

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“Delta, The.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Delta,%20The. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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