Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

The chief river of the United States, rising in the lake region of northern Minnesota and flowing about 3,700 km (2,300 mi) generally southward to enter the Gulf of Mexico through a huge delta in southeast Louisiana. La Salle claimed the entire region for France after he descended to the river's mouth in 1682.
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Noun1.Mississippi River - a major North American river and the chief river of the United StatesMississippi River - a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776