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Colorado

  

      n  
1    a state of the central U.S.: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rockies in the west; drained chiefly by the Colorado, Arkansas, South Platte, and Rio Grande Rivers. Capital: Denver. Pop.: 3892644 (1997 est.). Area: 269998 sq. km (104247 sq. miles),   (Abbrevs.)    Colo            (with zip code)   CO  
2    a river in SW North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing southwest to the Gulf of California: famous for the 1600 km (1000 miles) of canyons along its course. Length: about 2320 km (1440 miles)  
3    a river in central Texas, flowing southeast to the Gulf of Mexico. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)  
4    a river in central Argentina, flowing southeast to the Atlantic. Length: about 850 km (530 miles)  
     (Spanish, literally: red, from Latin coloratus coloured, tinted red; see colour)  


Colo.  
      abbrev. for   Colorado  
colo-   ,   (before a vowel)   col-  
      combining form   indicating the colon  
colostomy, colotomy     
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