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

  • A river, about 1,500 km (930 mi) long, of western Russia flowing north, east, and northeast to join the Volga River near Nizhny Novgorod.

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  • proper noun A river in central Russia, the largest right tributary of the Volga.
  • proper noun A certain village in the Canadian province of Quebec.
  • noun Canada A kind of pungent, semi-soft cheese, originally made by Trappist monks in Oka, Quebec.

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

  • noun South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
  • noun a Turkish liquid unit equal to 1.3 pints
  • noun a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds

Etymologies

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From Russian Ока.

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From French, from Mohawk  ("a kind of pike [fish]"). The cheese is named for the village.

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