Definition of Roanoke in English :

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Roanoke meaning in English

Meaning of Roanoke in English

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1. roanoke

a city in southwestern Virginia

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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

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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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