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A river of northeast Africa. It is the chief headstream of the Nile and flows about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) from northwest Ethiopia to Sudan. At Khartoum it merges with the White Nile to form the Nile River proper.
(Placename) a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km (950 miles)
a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long. Compare Nile.
|Noun||1.||Blue Nile - a headstream of the Nile; joins the White Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile|