Definition of Orinoco
1. Noun. A South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic.
Group relationships: Colombia, Republic Of Colombia, Republic Of Venezuela, Venezuela
Generic synonyms: River
Definition of Orinoco
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Orinoco river basin of Venezuela. ¹
2. Proper noun. A South American river flowing 1600 miles (2410 km) from Brazil through Venezuela to the Atlantic Ocean. ¹
3. Proper noun. The Orinoco river basin of Venezuela. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Orinoco
Literary usage of Orinoco
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Supremacy: The Rise and Progress of the Latin American Republics by George Washington Crichfield (1908)
"It appears that the Orinoco Steamship Company and its predecessors in interest had invested about one million dollars in this enterprise. ..."
2. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1894)
"In the whole of the Orinoco basin, including the Colombian (41, there are at present not more than about 800000 inhabitants, whereas it M contain 200000000 ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Orinoco, a river of Venezuela, South America, which falls into ... The Orinoco hence flows N. \V. until it receives the Ventuari on the right. ..."
4. The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt: Being a Condensed by Alexander von Humboldt, William MacGillivray (1869)
"Voyage up the Orinoco. Ascent of the Orinoco—Port of Encaramada—Traditions of a universal Deluge—Gathering of Turtles' Eggs—Two Species described—Moda of ..."
5. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"The Orinoco Basin The Orinoco is one of the great rivers of the world, ... Thus the Orinoco delta stands about twelve degrees of longitude west of the ..."
6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"W. 6. the Ornithology of +*>* Orinoco Region. • — This is on 1 list of Home 571 species and subspecies baaed on collection« made by tbe WIT ..."
7. A Naturalist in the Guianas by Eugene André (1904)
"The new town was appropriately christened Angostura, ' The Narrows,' because at this spot the Orinoco is contracted to a considerable extent by the hills on ..."