Definition of River bottom

1. Noun. A channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river.

Exact synonyms: Riverbed
Generic synonyms: Bed, Bottom

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Lexicographical Neighbors of River Bottom

river-type fish
river bank
river banks
river basin
river basins
river bed
river beds
river birch
river blindness
river boat
river bottom (current term)
river boulder
river cooter
river crab
river dolphin
river god
river gods
river gum
river horse
river horses
river lamprey
river lampreys
river limpet
river otter
river pear

Literary usage of River bottom

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

1. Annual Report (1873)
"From Camp Hi to Camp 17 the trail is mostly in river-bottom, hut at times on ... At time of high water the trail in the river-bottom cannot b« used at all ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"MOUNT HOOD AND THE COLUMBIA river bottom. cept on the mountain-summits; the latter, cool, moist, and densely covered ..."

3. Biennial report by North Dakota Geological Survey (1906)
"river bottom Clays.—Along the principal streams alluvial flood plains and terraces are ... These river bottom clays are used for brick at Williston, Minot, ..."

4. The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies by John Charles Frémont (1888)
"... I subjoin an analysis of the soil in the river bottom .jea- Fort Hall, which will bo of assistance in enabling you to fbrn some correct idea of its ..."

5. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada: Déliberations by Royal Society of Canada (1898)
"Jt is also known that at the time of this formation upon the river bottom the flowing water is loaded with fine ice crystals (to the formation of which, ..."

6. Through Siberia, the Land of the Future by Fridtjof Nansen (1914)
"... rapids : Winter fishing for sturgeon in the rapids : Work on the river-bottom in frost ... riverbottom ..."

7. Narrative of a Tour from the State of Indiana to the Oregon Territory in the by Joseph Williams, James Carlton Bell (1921)
"We lay on Green river bottom, where we fell in with Mr. Frap, who was on a hunting expedition. This man, with nine or ten of his company, was afterwards ..."

8. Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa, to the Thirteenth by Iowa Geological Survey, Charles Abiathar White (1870)
"THE MISSOURI river bottom. The great " bottom," or flood-plain of the Missouri is so important, ... river bottom."

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