Definitions for yazooˈyæz u, yæˈzu
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Yaz•ooˈyæz u, yæˈzu(n.)
a river flowing SW from N Mississippi into the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. 188 mi. (303 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
Yazoo, Yazoo River(noun)
a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg
A tributary that runs parallel to a river (especially when separated by a natural levee).
Origin: Named after the Yazoo River, a tributary of the Mississippi with this characteristic.