Definition of Snake River

1. Noun. A tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Exact synonyms: Snake
Group relationships: Gem State, Id, Idaho, Beaver State, Or, Oregon, Evergreen State, Wa, Washington, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River
Terms within: Twin, Twin Falls



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake River

Smolensk
Smollett
Smollettian
Smolyan
Smriti
Smurf turf
Smuts
Smyrna
Smyrniot
Smyrniots
Smyrnium
Smyrnium olusatrum
Smythy
Sn
Snake River (current term)
Snape
Snares penguin
Snares penguins
Snark
Snead
Sneddon
Sneddon's syndrome
Sneddon-Wilkinson disease
Snell's law
Snellen
Snellen's sign
Snellen's test types
Snellen chart
Snellen test

Literary usage of Snake River

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"Snake River, for a fish so inclined to start at the mouth of the Columbia, travel up that great river to its principal tributary, the Snake, ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1853)
"Splendid winter scene on the great lava plain of Snake River.—Severe travelling and tramping in the snow. ... Encampment on Snake River.—Ban- neck Indians. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"Splendid winter scene on the great lava plain of Snake River.—Severe travelling and tramping in the snow. ... Encampment on Snake River.—Ban- neck Indians. ..."

4. 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)
"'Entrance of Great Snake River and surrounding country. ... In three bands; at the mouth of the Pelouse River; on the north bank of Snake River, ..."

5. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Great Lava Plain of Snake River—Severe Travelling and Tramping in the Snow—Manoeuvres of a Solitary Indian Horseman —Encampment on Snake ..."

6. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"At its junction with the Peel, the Snake river, on July 21, had a width of 350 feet, ... The Snake river was explored for a distance of twenty-five miles, ..."

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