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

  • A river, about 1,175 km (730 mi) long, rising in western Wyoming and flowing through northwest Colorado and eastern Utah to the Colorado River.
  • A river rising in central Kentucky and flowing about 580 km (360 mi) generally northwest to the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana.

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  • noun a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River


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  • Making inquiries, she discovered that the name Green River had been changed to Enderby, and that Enderby Inn was considered quite as good a hostelry as the Green River Hotel had been.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

  • * The name Green River was used as early as 1824, and was probably derived from the name of the early trapper.

    The Romance of the Colorado River

  • It was a Green River, which is the best knife in the world, and just the article to practise the trick that Ilderim Khan had taught me, with infinite patience, on the Kabul Road almost ten years before.


  • Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer of the 1980s and 1990s, pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder.

    Police Suspect Man in Dozens of Killings

  • Next up is Gary Ridgway better known as the Green River killer ...

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2006

  • RIDGWAY: I'll be known as the Green River killer that killed them for the money and ...

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2004

  • Gary Ridgway is about to plead guilty to the murder of 48 women, the so called Green River killer.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2003

  • The man called the Green River killer admitted in court today to murdering 48 women in the Seattle, Washington area in the 1980s.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2003

  • CNN's Rusty Dornin covered today's emotional sentencing for the so-called Green River killer.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2003

  • BLITZER: Gary Ridgway, the so-called Green River killer, acknowledging, admitting now to the murder of 48 women, women he described as prostitutes, by and large.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2003


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