Platte

geographical name
\ ˈplat How to pronounce Platte (audio) \

Definition of Platte

1 river 310 miles (499 kilometers) long in central Nebraska formed by the junction of the North Platte and South Platte rivers and flowing east into the Missouri River
2 river 300 miles (483 kilometers) long in southwestern Iowa and northwestern Missouri flowing into the Missouri River

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“Platte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platte. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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