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

  • A section of the Nile River in eastern Africa flowing generally northward to Khartoum, where it joins the Blue Nile to form the Nile River proper.

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

  • n. a headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile


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