Definition of Parnaiba
1. Noun. A river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean.
Group relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil
Generic synonyms: River
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parnaiba
Literary usage of Parnaiba
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"But here in the rising heat of battle as the Ta.cua.ri, Paraguari, and the small Salto converged on the parnaiba, and the boarding parties made ready to ..."
2. The Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought by Gerald Michael Greenfield (2001)
"The parnaiba, with some 668 kilometers of navigable waters, marks the western boundary between Piaui and Maranhao, "flowing for most of its course through ..."
3. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The parnaiba flows from the encircling mountains of Piaui Into the Atlantic. The Sao Francisco rises in the South of Minas ..."
4. Voyage to South America by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1820)
"... narrows its valley considerably, and separates its waters from those of the parnaiba and other large rivers, which discharge themselves into the ..."
5. Voyage to South America: Performed by Order of the American Government, in by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1819)
"... and separates its waters from those of the parnaiba and other large rivers, which discharge themselves into the ocean, north of Pernambuco in the ..."