Definition of Magdalena
1. Noun. A river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla.
Group relationships: Colombia, Republic Of Colombia
Generic synonyms: River
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magdalena
Literary usage of Magdalena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1857)
"Between these four mountain ranges are the three great valleys of the magdalena, Cauca, and Atrato ; and of these three, the valley of the Cauca is the ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The two meat important are the magdalena or Rio Grande and the ... The magdalena takes its rise in a small lake ciuc-i the Laguna del Buey or Ox Lake ..."
3. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1812)
"magdalena, another, of the missions that were held by the regulars of the ... magdalena, another, of the province and government of Moxos in the kingdom of ..."
4. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico by John Russell Bartlett (1854)
"SANTA CRUZ TO LA magdalena. Account of the missing parties—Description of Santa Cruz, and its population—Departure of Colonel Graham—Set out for La ..."
5. Colombia's Killer Networks: The Military-paramilitary Partnership and the by Human Rights Watch/Americas, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1996)
"The Northern magdalena: A Case Study In 1995, Human Rights Watch carried out an in-depth investigation of the military-paramilitary partnership in the ..."
6. The Monroe Doctrine: An Interpretation by Albert Bushnell Hart (1916)
"magdalena BAY EPISODE (1912) A new variation of the American Doctrine was suggested by a supposed effort of Japan in 1912 to get control of territory on ..."