Rio Grande

geographical name

Definition of Rio Grande

1 \ ˌrē-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈgrand How to pronounce Rio Grande (audio) , -​ˈgran-​dē also ˌrī-​ō-​ˈgrand \ or Mexican Spanish Río Bravo \ ˌrē-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈbrä-​(ˌ)vō How to pronounce Rio Grande (audio) \ river 1885 miles (3034 kilometers) long in the southwestern U.S. forming the boundary between Mexico and Texas and flowing from the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico
2 or Rio Grande do Sul \ ˌrē-​ü-​ˈgrän-​dē-​dü-​ˈsül How to pronounce Rio Grande (audio) \ city in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil, west of the entrance to Lagoa dos Patos population 197,228
3 \ ˌrē-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈgrän-​dā How to pronounce Rio Grande (audio) , -​dē \ municipality in northeastern Puerto Rico east-southeast of San Juan population 54,304

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“Rio Grande.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rio%20Grande. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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