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A river, about 2,640 km (1,640 mi) long, flowing from central Brazil near Brasília northward to the Pará River southwest of Belém.
1. (Placename) a state of N Brazil, created from the northern part of Goiás state in 1988. Capital: Palmas. Pop: 1 207 014 (2002). Area: 278 421 sq km (107 499 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in E Brazil, rising in S central Goiás state and flowing generally north to the Pará River. Length: about 2700 km (1700 miles)
To•can•tins(ˌtoʊ kənˈtinz, -kɑ̃ˈtĩs)
a river in E Brazil, flowing N to the Pará River. 1700 mi. (2735 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Tocantins - a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River|