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n. pl. ar·roy·os
1. A deep gully cut by an intermittent stream; a dry gulch.
2. A brook; a creek.
[Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *arrugius, gold mine, underground passage, variant of Latin arrugia, a galleried mine.]
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n, pl -os
(Physical Geography) a steep-sided stream bed that is usually dry except after heavy rain
[C19: from Spanish]
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n., pl. -os.
(chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usu. dry except after heavy rains.
[1800–10, Amer.; < Sp]
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|Noun||1.||arroyo - a stream or brook |
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
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