Definition of the Colorado River from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the Colorado River

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  1. 1a major US river that runs through the Grand Canyon. It begins in the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado and flows 1 450 miles/2 333 kilometres to the Gulf of California. For 90 miles/145 kilometres it is in Mexico. see also Hoover Dam
  2. 2a US river in Texas that flows 894 miles/1 438 kilometres from the north-western part of the state to the Gulf of Mexico