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

  • A river of southeast Asia rising in southern China and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) generally southeast to the Red River in northern Vietnam.
  • A river rising in southeast Missouri and flowing about 483 km (300 mi) to the White River in northeast Arkansas.
  • A river of northern New York rising in the Adirondack Mountains and flowing about 193 km (120 mi) to Black River Bay, an inlet of Lake Ontario.
  • A river rising in central Wisconsin and flowing about 257 km (160 mi) generally southwest to the Mississippi River at La Crosse.

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