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A river of western Europe rising in eastern Switzerland and flowing about 1,320 km (820 mi) north and northwest through Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. A major route for travel and commercial shipping, it has historically been of great economic and military importance.
(Placename) a river in central and W Europe, rising in SE Switzerland: flows through Lake Constance north through W Germany and west through the Netherlands to the North Sea. Length: about 1320 km (820 miles). Dutch name: Rijn French name: Rhin German name: Rhein
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|Noun||1.||Rhine - United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)|
|2.||Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea|
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
the Rhine → le Rhin