Spokane

geographical name
Spo·​kane | \ spō-ˈkan How to pronounce Spokane (audio) \

Definition of Spokane

1 river 120 miles (193 kilometers) long in northern Idaho and eastern Washington flowing from Coeur d'Alene Lake west into the Columbia River
2 city in eastern Washington at Spokane Falls in the Spokane River population 208,916

Note: Gonzaga University is located in Spokane.

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