Word of the Week: confluence (KŎN-flōō-əns)


(Noun) A flowing together; the junction and union of two or more streams or moving fluids.

In Context

“The middle reaches of the Mississippi stretch for around 200 miles (330 kilometers) between St. Louis and the river’s confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois.”

Rob Bowden, Settlements of the Mississippi River, 2005.