Definitions for arroyoəˈrɔɪ oʊ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word arroyo
a stream or brook
A water course; a rivulet.
Origin: From arroyo.
a water course; a rivulet
the dry bed of a small stream
Origin: [Sp., fr. LL. arrogium; cf. Gr. river, stream, fr. to flow.]
An arroyo, a Spanish word translated as brook, and also called a wash is usually a dry creek or stream bed—gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain. Wadi is a similar term in Africa. In Spain, a rambla has a similar meaning to arroyo. In Hispanic America any small river might be called arroyo, even if it flows continually all year and is never dry.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This pair of condors is suspected of nesting in a remote portion of the Ventana Wilderness in the Arroyo Seco drainage, biologists have never entered the nest because of the area's inaccessibility.
Translations for arroyo
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for arroyo »
Find a translation for the arroyo definition in other languages:
Select another language: