Euphrates

geographical name
Eu·​phra·​tes | \ yu̇-ˈfrā-(ˌ)tēz How to pronounce Euphrates (audio) \

Definition of Euphrates

river 1700 miles (2736 kilometers) long in southwestern Asia flowing from eastern Turkey southeast through Syria and Iraq to unite with the Tigris forming the Shatt al Arab — see kara su

Note: The valley of the Euphrates was extensively irrigated in ancient times.

Other Words from Euphrates

Euphratean \ yu̇-​ˈfrā-​tē-​ən How to pronounce Euphrates (audio) \ adjective

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“Euphrates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Euphrates. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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