Orinoco(redirected from Orinoquia)
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A river of Venezuela flowing more than 2,415 km (1,500 mi), partly along the Colombia-Venezuela border, to the Atlantic Ocean. The mouth of the river was probably sighted by Columbus in 1498.
(Placename) a river in N South America, rising in S Venezuela and flowing west, then north as part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela, then east to the Atlantic by a great delta: the third largest river system in South America, draining an area of 945 000 sq km (365 000 sq miles); reaches a width of 22 km (14 miles) during the rainy season. Length: about 2575 km (1600 miles)
O•ri•no•co(ˌɔr əˈnoʊ koʊ, ˌoʊr-)
a river in N South America, flowing N from the border of Brazil through Venezuela to the Atlantic. 1600 mi. (2575 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Orinoco - a South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic|
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language