Definition of Columbia River
1. Noun. A North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring.
Group relationships: Canada, Evergreen State, Wa, Washington
Generic synonyms: River
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Literary usage of Columbia River
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1. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"Certainly, the inclusion of the Columbia River Estuary in this section of the report interjects discussions of a saltwater environment into the midst of a ..."
2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"Yeon agreed to act as county road-master for one year, to build Multnomah county's part of the Columbia River Highway. He volunteered to serve without ..."
3. The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak, T. Arundel Harcourt, Albert Goldschmidt, Walter Mulrea Fisher, William Nemos (1874)
"Upper and Lower Chinooks on the Columbia River, Lower Chinooks at Shoalwater Bay. ... Lower Chinooks, Columbia River below the Cowlitz, and four other bauds ..."
4. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress: With by Clara Egli Le Gear, Philip Lee Phillips, Library of Congress Map Division (1920)
" Fort Garry. "  Valley of the Willamette river.  The american village.  Distant view of the Rocky mountains.  Source of the Columbia river. ..."
5. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1846)
"FIRST TRADING SETTLEMENT ON THE Columbia River. It is stated by JT Buckingham, Esq., the editor of the Boston Courier, that Captain Jonathan Winship, ..."
6. Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains: Under the Direction by Samuel Parker (1838)
"FORT Walla Walla is situated on the south side of the Columbia river, ten miles below the confluence of the Columbia and Lewis' river, which last is ..."
7. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"The Extent and Importance of the Columbia River—The Scenery of its Conflict ... WHEN" an enthusiastic Oregonian told me the Columbia River was the largest ..."