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bar·ran·ca(bə-răng′kə) also bar·ran·co (-kō)
n. pl. bar·ran·cas also bar·ran·cos Southwestern US
1. A deep ravine or gorge.
2. A bluff.
[Spanish, probably of Iberian origin.]
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n, pl -cas or -cos
(Physical Geography) Southwestern US a ravine or precipice
[C19: from Spanish, of uncertain origin]
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