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wa·dialso wa·dy (wä′dē)
n. pl. wa·dis also wa·dies
a. A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
b. A stream that flows through such a channel.
2. An oasis.
n, pl -dies
(Physical Geography) a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season
[C19: from Arabic]
or wa•dy(ˈwɑ di)
n., pl. -dis or -dies. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)
1. the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.
2. the watercourse itself.
[1830–40; < Arabic wādī]
A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
A normally dry desert watercourse.