river in SE Asia, flowing from Yunnan province, China, southeast across Vietnam, into the Gulf of Tonkin: c. 500 mi (805 km)
See Red River in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or in China Yu·an Jiang(yo͞oˈänˈ jyängˈ, ywänˈ) and in Vietnam Hong Ha(hôngˈ häˈ) or Song Hong(sôngˈ hôngˈ) A river of southeast Asia rising in southern China and flowing about 1,175 km (730 mi) generally south through northern Vietnam to a fertile delta on the Gulf of Tonkin.
A river of the south-central United States rising in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flowing about 1,638 km (1,018 mi) eastward along the Texas-Oklahoma border and into Arkansas, where it changes direction and flows southward into Louisiana and then southeast to the Mississippi River.
also Red River of the North A river of the north-central United States and south-central Canada formed by the confluence of two tributaries in west-central Minnesota and flowing about 499 km (310 mi) north along the Minnesota-North Dakota border into southeast Manitoba, Canada, where it empties into Lake Winnipeg. The Red River Valley is a fertile region for growing wheat, flax, and barley.