Definition of Red river
1. Noun. A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana.
Group relationships: La, Louisiana, Pelican State, Ok, Oklahoma, Sooner State, Lone-star State, Texas, Tx
Generic synonyms: River
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red River
Literary usage of Red river
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The government is improving the navigation of the red river and engineers have worked to force all the waters of the red river into the Mississippi; ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"red river CAMPAIGN. In 1864 General Banks, to reduce Texas, asked for reinforcements in order to take in rear the Confed- trare works at Galveston and the ..."
3. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1902)
"The red river Valley has been prominent for more than forty years. ... LAKE AGASSIZ AND ITS EFFECTS The red river Valley is a lake plain rather than a river ..."
4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"The aggregate width of red river, for this distance, is from three hundred to three hundred and fifty yards. The depth of the water in summer varies, ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1845)
"The Mississippi was full to overflowing, and the mouth of the red river, ... Wo were just turning into the red river when I observed a row- boat pulling ..."
6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"red river, a large river of the United States, the southernmost of the great ... The mouth of the red river is about 340 miles from the mouth of the ..."
7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The red river from its source in Lake Traverse and a line running southward from the Big Stone Lake, separated from Lake Traverse by a mile of land, ..."