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or Ri·o  (rē′ō)
For names of South American rivers, see the specific element; for example, Plata, Río de la, or Roosevelt, Rio.
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Noun1.Rio - the former capital and 2nd largest city of BrazilRio - the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Carioca - a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro


[ˈriːəʊ] nRio

Rio (de Janeiro)

nRio (de Janeiro) nt
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I saw it in unfrequented spots in Chile, Entre Rios, and Banda Oriental.
Set out for Buenos Ayres -- Rio Sauce -- Sierra Ventana -- Third Posta -- Driving Horses -- Bolas -- Partridges and Foxes -- Features of the Country -- Long-legged Plover -- Teru-tero -- Hail-storm -- Natural Enclosures in the Sierra Tapalguen -- Flesh of Puma -- Meat Diet -- Guardia del Monte -- Effects of Cattle on the Vegetation -- Cardoon -- Buenos Ayres -- Corral where Cattle are Slaughtered.
After a long gallop, having changed horses twice, we reached the Rio Sauce: it is a deep, rapid, little stream, not above twenty-five feet wide.
Probably this is the case with the water which flows into the head of Port Desire, and likewise with the Rio Chupat, on the banks of which masses of highly cellular scoriae were found by the officers employed in the survey.
We did not reach the posta on the Rio Tapalguen till after it was dark.
We followed the course of the Rio Tapalguen, through a very fertile country, to the ninth posta.
At the twelfth posta, which is seven leagues south of the Rio Salado, we came to the first estancia with cattle and white women.
Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) beat Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) at Mandalay Bay Events Center to set up a potential rematch against WBC and WBA champion Keith Thurman or a fight against IBF champion Errol Spence Jr.
Rios has also struggled to deal with a traumatic brain injury and somehow persevered through bouts of depression.
The infant's father, who has not been identified yet, told the detectives he had been arguing with Rios when she grabbed their son and threw him at his feet.
Rios shot Johnson, then turned the gun on himself, according to a report by KPNX TV.
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