Definition of Tarim in US English:


proper noun

  • A river in northwestern China, in Xinjiang autonomous region. It rises as the Yarkand in the Kunlun Shan mountains and flows for over 1,250 miles (2,000 km) east through the dry Tarim Basin, petering out in the Lop Nor depression. For much of its course, the river follows no clearly defined bed and is subject to much evaporation.