A river, about 1,125 km (700 mi) long, of southeast Peru and northwest Bolivia flowing northeast from the Andes to the Beni River.
(place) River in SE Peru & N Bolivia, flowing east into the Beni: c. 700 mi (1,127 km)
Madre-de-dios Sentence Examples
The southern half of the montana is watered by streams flowing from the eastern Andes, which go to form the river Madre de Dios or Amaru mayu, the principal branch of the river Beni, which falls into the Madeira.
Of the rivers farther south, which discharge into the Amazon through the Madeira, the Madre de Dios alone offers an extended navigable channel, together with some of its larger tributaries, such as the Heath and Chandless.
North of this elevation, which formed the southern shore of the ancient Mojos Lake, are the llanos of Guarayos and Mojos, occupying an extensive region traversed by the Guapore, San Miguel, Guapay, Mamore, Yacuma, Beni and Madre de Dios rivers and their numerous tributaries.
There still remain extensive areas of forest on the Beni and Madre de Dios in which the rubberproducing Hevea is to be found.