Gironde Estuary

Gironde Estuary
Estuary on the Bay of Biscay, southwestern France.

Formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, it extends for about 45 mi (72 km) inland. It is navigable for oceangoing vessels, although it has sandbanks and strong tides.

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  • GIRONDE —    (794), a maritime department in SW. France, facing the Bay of Biscay on the W. and lying N. and S. between Charente Inférieure and Landes; the Garonne and the Dordogne flowing through it form the Gironde estuary, and with their tributaries… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Gironde — /jeuh rond /; Fr. /zhee rddawonnd /, n. 1. an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 mi. (72 km) long. 2. a department in SW France. 1,061,474; 4141 sq. mi. (10,725 sq. km). Cap.: Bordeaux. 3. the… …   Universalium

  • Gironde — /dʒəˈrɒnd/ (say juh rond), /ʒiˈrɒ̃d/ (say zhee rond) noun 1. an estuary in south western France, formed by the junction of the rivers Garonne and Dordogne. About 72 km long. 2. a department in south western France. 10 726 km2. Capital: Bordeaux.… …  

  • Gironde — geographical name estuary 45 miles (72 kilometers) W France formed by junction of the Garonne & the Dordogne & flowing NW into Bay of Biscay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Gironde — Gi•ronde [[t]dʒəˈrɒnd[/t]] fr. [[t]ʒiˈrɔ̃d[/t]] n. 1) geg an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 mi. (72 km) long 2) why the Girondist Party …   From formal English to slang

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