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

  • A river, about 473 km (294 mi) long, of northwest Oregon flowing generally northward to the Columbia River near Portland. The Willamette Valley, a fertile agricultural region, was first settled in the 1830s by pioneers traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

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  • n. a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland

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