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A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
[Spanish cañón, possibly augmentative of caña, tube, cane (from Latin canna, reed; see cane) or alteration of callón, canyon (from augmentative of calle, street, road, from Latin callis, path, of unknown origin).]
(Physical Geography) a gorge or ravine, esp in North America, usually formed by the down-cutting of a river in a dry area where there is insufficient rainfall to erode the sides of the valley
[C19: from Spanish cañón, from caña tube, from Latin canna cane]
a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it; gorge.
[1835–45, Amer.; < American Spanish, Sp cañón a long tube, a hollow, derivative of cañ(a) tube]
A long, deep, narrow valley with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water and often having a stream at the bottom.
canyon- Gets its name from Spanish canon, "tube."
See also related terms for tube.
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|Noun||1.||canyon - a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall|
canyonside - the steeply sloping side of a canyon
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
ravine - a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
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canyon[ˈkænjən] N → cañón m
canyon, (US) cañon
n → Cañon m
canyon[ˈkænjən] n → canyon m inv
a deep valley between high steep banks, usually containing a river. the Grand Canyon. canyon وادٍ ضَيِّقُ عَميقٌ каньон desfiladeiro kaňon der Canyon kløft; slugt φαράγγιcañón kanjon درۀ تنگ kanjoni canyonקניון गंभीर खडड, घाटी kanjon kanyon ngarai (ár)gljúfur canyon 峡谷 협곡 kanjonas kanjons ngarai ravijn dyp elvedal, gjel, juvkanion تنګه ژوره دره desfiladeiro canion каньон kaňon kanjon kanjon kanjon หุบเขาลึก vâdi, kanyon 峽谷 каньйон, глибока ущелина کھڈ ، گہری کھڈ hẽm núi 峡谷