The New International Encyclopædia/Patuxent
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PATUX'ENT. A river of Maryland, rising in Frederick County, and flowing southeastward into Chesapeake Bay north of the Potomac (Map: Maryland, L 5). It is 90 miles long, and for the last 40 miles it is a navigable tidal estuary abounding in valuable oyster beds.