Nile
geographical name river 4160 miles (6693 kilometers) E Africa flowing from Lake Victoria in Uganda N into the Mediterranean in Egypt; in various sections called specifically: Victoria Nile (or Somerset Nile) between Lake Victoria & Lake Albert; Albert Nile bet. Lake Albert & Lake No; & White Nile from Lake No to Khartoum — see Blue Nile

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  • Nile — (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Nile — [nīl] river in NE Africa, formed at Khartoum, Sudan, by the juncture of the Blue Nile, flowing from N Ethiopia, c. 1,000 mi (1,610 km) & the White Nile, flowing from Lake Victoria, c. 1,650 mi (2,655 km), & flowing north through Egypt into the… …   English World dictionary

  • nile — nile; ju·ve·nile; …   English syllables

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