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

  • A river of the east-central United States rising in northeast West Virginia and flowing about 459 km (285 mi) along the Virginia-Maryland border to Chesapeake Bay. It is navigable for large ships to Washington, D.C.

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  • n. a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay

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