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

  • A river of southern Spain flowing about 644 km (400 mi) west and southwest to the Gulf of Cádiz.


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  • When I majored in Spanish, I was told that the river Guadalquivir has the Arabic word waddi in it meaning river, but I may have this anecdote bass akwards. ARABIC WORDS IN SPANISH.

  • At Cordova, the bridge over the Guadalquivir is a grand relic of Moorish supremacy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • His royal seat of Cordova contained six hundred moschs, nine hundred baths, and two hundred thousand houses; he gave laws to eighty cities of the first, to three hundred of the second and third order; and the fertile banks of the Guadalquivir were adorned with twelve thousand villages and hamlets.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • She shook her head and picked up her pace as she crossed the bridge over the Guadalquivir River and headed toward that towering, Moorish mass of brick, the Torre de Oro.


  • The buildings due to be sold by Andalusia include office buildings for government workers scattered around the region, including a small 19th-century palace in Cadiz and Seville's landmark Schindler Tower next to the Guadalquivir River, built for the city's 1992 World Exposition.

    Spanish Office Market Tests Investor Appetite

  • The city, perched on the banks of the Guadalquivir River in southern Spain, had long served as the most important port of the Spanish crown.

    The Compassionate Scoundrel

  • Yet some of my most cherished memories from a youthful year in Spain are bound up with drinking: late nights of endless talk over beers and tapas in Madrid, or over chilled Manzanilla along the banks of the Guadalquivir.

    The Dry Character of Italian Social Life

  • After the discovery of the Americas in 1492, Seville also made an ideal base from which many expeditions to the New World set sail, down Spain's only major river, the Guadalquivir, to the open sea.

    Seville, Spain: A Time Machine With Modern Charms

  • Almost half the reserve area is formed of marismas - freshwater marshes on accumulated clayey silt - where the Guadalquivir river delta has been deflected and ponded by a coastal sand spit (~27,000 ha).

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • These are located along the west coast, two in the north and two on the banks of the Guadalquivir.

    Doñana National Park, Spain


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  • "great river"

    April 17, 2012