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Tarn, river, c.235 mi (380 km) long, rising in the Cévennes Mts., S France, and flowing southwest before emptying into the Garonne River. Deep gorges and canyons formed by the river are tourist attractions. Near Millau the Tarn gorge is crossed by the cable-stayed, multispan Millau Viaduct (2004), one of the world's highest road bridges.

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tarn / tärn/ • n. a small mountain lake.

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Tarn (tärn), department (1990 pop. 343,400), S France, in Languedoc. Albi is the capital.

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tarn small mountain lake. XIV. ME. terne, tarne — ON. *tarnu (tjǫrn, Sw. dial. t(j)ärn, Norw. tjörn).