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1. A river of the southwest United States rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing about 2,350 km (1,450 mi) southwest through the Colorado Plateau of western Colorado, southeast Utah, and western Arizona to the Gulf of California in northwest Mexico. In Arizona it flows along the borders of Nevada and California. The most spectacular of its many gorges is the Grand Canyon.
2. A river rising in northwest Texas and flowing about 1,450 km (900 mi) southeast to an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.
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|Noun||1.||Colorado River - a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico|
|2.||Colorado River - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States|
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
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