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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.
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n, pl -dies
(Physical Geography) a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season
[C19: from Arabic]
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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]
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A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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A normally dry desert watercourse.
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|Noun||1.||wadi - gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season|
gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
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