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

  • A river of southeast Asia rising in southern China and flowing about 1,175 km (730 mi) generally south through northern Vietnam to a fertile delta on the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • A river of the south-central United States rising in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flowing about 2,100 km (1,300 mi) eastward along the Texas-Oklahoma border and into Arkansas, where it turns southward into Louisiana and then southeast to the Mississippi River.
  • A river, about 880 km (540 mi) long, rising in the north-central United States and flowing north along the Minnesota–North Dakota border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

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  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana


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