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Rio Grande 1(grănd′, grän′dā, grăn′dē) Or in Mexico Río Bra·vo (brä′vō)
A river, about 3,000 km (1,900 mi) long, rising in southwest Colorado and flowing generally south through central New Mexico to southwest Texas, where it turns southeast and forms the US-Mexico border for the rest of its course. It empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.
Rio Gran·de 2(grăn′də, gräN′dĭ)
A city of extreme southern Brazil at the southern entrance of the Lagoa dos Patos. It is a major processing and shipping center.
1. (Placename) a river in North America, rising in SW Colorado and flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the border between the US and Mexico. Length: about 3030 km (1885 miles). Mexican name: Río Bravo
2. (Placename) a port in SE Brazil, in SE Rio Grande do Sul state: serves as the port for Porto Alegre. Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)
Ri•o Grande(ˈri oʊ ˈgrænd, ˈgræn di, ˈgrɑn deɪ)
1. Mexican, Río Bravo. a river flowing S from Colorado through central New Mexico and along the boundary between Texas and Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. 1800 mi. (2900 km) long.
2. a river flowing W from SE Brazil into the Paraná River. 650 mi. (1050 km) long.
3. a seaport in SE Rio Grande do Sul state, in Brazil. 124,706.
Rí•o Gran•de(ˈri oʊ ˈgrɑn deɪ, -di)
a river in central Nicaragua, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Rio Grande - a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico|
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810