Chao Phraya

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Chao Phra·ya

 (chou prä-yä′)
A river of Thailand formed by the Nan and Ping Rivers and flowing about 225 km (140 mi) southward past Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand.
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Chao Phraya

(ˈtʃaʊ prəˈjɑː)
(Placename) a river in N Thailand, rising in the N highlands and flowing south to the Gulf of Thailand. Length: (including the headstreams Nan and Ping) 1200 km (750 miles). Also called: Menam
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Chao Phra•ya

(ˈtʃaʊ prɑˈyɑ)
a river in N Thailand, flowing S to the Gulf of Thailand. 150 mi. (240 km) long. Formerly, Menam.
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Noun1.Chao Phraya - a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
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