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

  • A region of southwest Texas on the Mexican border in a triangle formed by a bend in the Rio Grande. The area includes deep river canyons, desert wilderness, mountains rising to 2,387 m (7,832 ft), archaeological remains, and rare forms of plant and animal life.

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  • proper noun An area of western Texas by the Mexican border.
  • proper noun Big Bend National Park, a national park in Texas

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

  • noun a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande

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Examples

  • Construction will begin Monday on an unmanned border checkpoint at Big Bend, a national park in a remote corner of southwest Texas, even as the federal government has been adding agents to patrol other parts of the U.S.

    Crossing Into U.S. Will Ease in One Spot

  • "We stand firm with our Big Bend supporters who need a strong Democrat like Kendrick Meek to fight for the middle class in the U.S. Senate."

    Al Lawson, Top Democrat In Florida's State Senate, Endorses Charlie Crist Over Kendrick Meek

  • That of course will not now be the case as the usual suspects are now lining up for new highway oriented developments – the sort of thing that Burnaby managed to produce further downstream at Big Bend.

    31 « May « 2009 « Stephen Rees's blog

  • That of course will not now be the case as the usual suspects are now lining up for new highway oriented developments – the sort of thing that Burnaby managed to produce further downstream at Big Bend.

    May « 2009 « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • That of course will not now be the case as the usual suspects are now lining up for new highway oriented developments – the sort of thing that Burnaby managed to produce further downstream at Big Bend.

    Farewell to the Albion Ferry « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • The geology though of Big Bend is just spectacular!

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • He worked on ceratopsid dinosaurs, which was something I was very interested in working on, and worked in Big Bend.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The geology though of Big Bend is just spectacular!

    Field Work Favorites

  • He worked on ceratopsid dinosaurs, which was something I was very interested in working on, and worked in Big Bend.

    Field Work Favorites

  • For example, habitats in the north, near Big Bend, Texas are arid or desert-like with the influences of the Chihuahuan Desert; in the south, rainfall increases greatly, creating tropical forest communities in the higher elevations.

    Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests

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