Definitions for madeira river
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word madeira river
Madeira, Madeira River(noun)
a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
The Madeira River is a major waterway in South America, approximately 3,250 km long. The Madeira is the biggest tributary of the Amazon. A map from Emanuel Bowen in 1747, held by the David Rumsey Map Collection, refers to the Madeira by the pre-colonial, indigenous name Cuyari: "The River of Cuyari, called by the Portuguese Madeira or the Wood River, is formed by two great rivers, which join near its mouth. It was by this River, that the Nation of Topinambes passed into the River Amazon."
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
formed by the junction of the Mamoré and Beni on the borders of Bolivia and Brazil, flows 900 m. NE., and joins the Amazon, as an affluent its longest and largest, and forms a magnificent navigable waterway.
Find a translation for the madeira river definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these madeira river definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"madeira river." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/madeira river>.