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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of northern China rising in the Kunlun Mountains and flowing about 4,827 km (3,000 mi) generally eastward to the Bo Hai. It is named for the vast quantities of yellow silt it carries to its delta. The river is sometimes called "China's Sorrow” because of the devastating floods that once occurred regularly in its lower course.

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  • proper n. A river of northern China which flows for 5,463 km (3,000 miles) to the Yellow Sea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta

Etymologies

From Mandarin 黄河 (Huánghé, literally "Yellow River"). (Wiktionary)

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