American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of southwest France flowing about 563 km (350 mi) generally northwest from the Spanish Pyrenees to join the Dordogne River north of Bordeaux and form the Gironde estuary.
- n. a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
“A handsome full-length portrait had been presented to the poet by the municipal authorities of Agen; and a letter from M. Lamartine, framed, above the chimney-piece, avowed the writer's belief that the Troubadour of the Garonne was the Homer of the modern world.”
“For the rest, the picturesque at Toulouse consists principally of the walk beside the Garonne, which is spanned, to the faubourg of Saint-Cyprien, by a stout brick bridge.”
“In Arcachon Bay, the tidal estuary that lies at the tip of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers in southwest France, I have enjoyed oysters with very dry white Bordeaux.”
“Quins winning on the banks of the Garonne the following week is another matter.”
“ Il revient, il revient, il revient, sing the river Garonne, the Gulf of Lyon, the Rhône, the Tarn.”
“The Dordogne and the Garonne flow north westward, meeting to form the great expanse of the Gironde estuary.”
““Jexium Island” by Madeleine Grattan which is about a foundling, Serge Micar, whose sister by adoption is presumed dead from drowning in the Garonne River.”
“And another tournesol from the Lot er Garonne, France!”
“Life on the Rio Grande was substantially different from on the Garonne River in southwest France, but after marrying a Texan, his life began to echo that of his parents.”
“They pressed forward, and their cavalry swain the Garonne, some being drowned in the river.”
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