from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river rising in southwest Virginia and flowing about 480 km (300 mi) generally southwest across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River.

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  • noun a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River


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