Madeira River

a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Syn: ↑Madeira
Instance Hypernyms: ↑river
Part Holonyms: ↑Brazil, ↑Federative Republic of Brazil, ↑Brasil

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  • Madeira River — River, western Brazil. A major tributary of the Amazon River, it is formed by the junction of the Mamoré and Beni rivers in Bolivia and flows north along the border between Bolivia and Brazil. It meanders northeast in Brazil to join the Amazon… …   Universalium

  • Madeira River — The Madeira River is a major waterway in South America, approximately 3,380 km (2,100 miles) long. Madeira is the longest tributary of Amazon.The mean inter annual precipitations on the great basins vary from 750 to 3000 mm, the entire upper… …   Wikipedia

  • MADEIRA RIVER —    (i. e. river of the wood), formed by the junction of the Mamoré and Beni on the borders of Bolivia and Brazil, flows 900 m. NE., and joins the Amazon, as an affluent its longest and largest, and forms a magnificent navigable waterway …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Madeira (disambiguation) — Madeira (the Portuguese word for wood) is the name of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, an autonomous region of Portugal and a popular holiday destination. It is also the name of the largest of the islands.It may also refer to:;Other… …   Wikipedia

  • River Tyrannulet — Taxobox name = River Tyrannulet status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Tyrannidae genus = Serpophaga species = S. hypoleuca binomial = Serpophaga hypoleuca binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Madeira — mÉ™ dɪrÉ™ / dɪər n. group of eight Portuguese islands northwest of Africa; main island in this group; white or amber wine manufactured on the island of Madeira; river in western Brazil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Madeira — Madeira1 [mə dir′ə] n. any of several fortified wines, ranging from pale to amber and dry to sweet, made chiefly on Madeira Madeira2 [mə dir′ə] 1. group of Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, off the W coast of Morocco: 310 sq mi (803 sq km); pop …   English World dictionary

  • Madeira — /meuh dear euh, dair euh/; for 1, 2, 5 also Port. /mah de rddeuh/, n. 1. a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa, part of Portugal. 270,000; 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km). Cap.: Funchal. 2. the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741… …   Universalium

  • Madeira — I. noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Madeira Islands Date: 1596 an amber colored fortified wine from Madeira; also a similar wine made elsewhere II. geographical name 1. river 2013 miles (3239 kilometers) W Brazil formed at Bolivian border by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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