from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river rising near Smolensk in west-central Russia and flowing about 2,285 km (1,420 mi) southward through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. It has been a major commercial waterway since the ninth century.
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- proper n. A large river flowing southerly through Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine into the Black Sea, 2,285 km long.
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- n. a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
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