from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river rising in southwest Brazil and flowing about 2,574 km (1,600 mi) southward to the Paraná River in southwest Paraguay. Part of its course forms the border between the two countries.
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The acquisition of horses soon transformed them into a race of expert and daring equestrians, and for two centuries they continued their raids upon the Spanish settlements on the Paraguay River and the neighbouring missions.
Uruguay, and Argentina, he ascended the Paraguay River and then struck across the plateau which divides its watershed from that of the tributaries of the Amazon; for he proposed to make his way through an unexplored region in Central Brazil and reach the outposts of civilization on the Great River.
The Paraguay River divides its territory into two great regions, viz.: the Oriental, which is Paraguay proper, and the Occidental, commonly known as the Chaco.