Pronunciation: (temz for 1, 2; thāmz, tāmz, temz for 3), [key]
1. a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 mi. (336 km) long.
2. a river in SE Canada, in Ontario province, flowing SW to Lake St. Clair. 160 mi. (260 km) long.
3. an estuary in SE Connecticut, flowing S past New London to Long Island Sound. 15 mi. (24 km) long.
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