Patuxent (pətŭkˈsənt) [key], river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in central Md. and flowing SE to Chesapeake Bay. Its estuary is a deepwater anchorage, and the river has important oyster beds.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Physical Geography