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Roanoke

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Noun

1. roanoke

a city in southwestern Virginia

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Roanoke

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1. 
river flowing from SW Va. southeast through NE N.C. into Albemarle Sound: c. 380 mi (612 km)
2. 
city in SW Va., on this river: pop. 95,000
3. 
island off the coast of N.C.: site of abortive English colony (1585-87)

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Roanoke

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An independent city of southwest Virginia west-southwest of Richmond on the Roanoke River. Once known as Big Lick after a nearby salt lick, it was renamed with the coming of the railroad in 1881.

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