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Red River

1. or in China Yu·an Jiang (yo͞o-än′ jyäng′, yü-) and in Vietnam Hong Ha (hông′ hä′) or Song Hong (sông′ hông′) A river of southeast Asia rising in southern China and flowing about 1,175 km (730 mi) generally south through northern Vietnam to a fertile delta on the Gulf of Tonkin.
2. A river of the south-central United States rising in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flowing about 2,100 km (1,300 mi) eastward along the Texas-Oklahoma border and into Arkansas, where it turns southward into Louisiana and then southeast to the Mississippi River.
3. also Red River of the North A river, about 880 km (540 mi) long, rising in the north-central United States and flowing north along the Minnesota-North Dakota border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.
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Red River

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1. (Placename) Also called: Red River of the South a river in the S central US, flowing east from N Texas through Arkansas into the Mississippi in Louisiana. Length: 1639 km (1018 miles)
2. (Placename) a river in the northern US, flowing north as the border between North Dakota and Minnesota and into Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Length: 515 km (320 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in SE Asia, rising in SW China in Yunnan province and flowing southeast across N Vietnam to the Gulf of Tongkin: the chief river of N Vietnam, with an extensive delta. Length: 500 km (310 miles). Vietnamese name: Song Koi
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Red′ Riv′er


n.
1. a river flowing E from NW Texas along the S boundary of Oklahoma into the Mississippi River in Louisiana. ab. 1300 mi. (2095 km) long.
2. Also called Red′ Riv′er of the North′. a river flowing N along the boundary between Minnesota and North Dakota to Lake Winnipeg in S Canada. 533 mi. (860 km) long.
3. Vietnamese, Song Hong. Chinese, Yuan Jiang. a river in SE Asia, flowing SE from Yunnan, China, through N Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Red River - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through LouisianaRed River - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
OK, Oklahoma, Sooner State - a state in south central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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