Definitions for arroyoəˈrɔɪ oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arroyo(noun)

    a stream or brook


  1. arroyo(Noun)

    A water course; a rivulet.

  2. Origin: From arroyo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arroyo(noun)

    a water course; a rivulet

  2. Arroyo(noun)

    the dry bed of a small stream

  3. Origin: [Sp., fr. LL. arrogium; cf. Gr. river, stream, fr. to flow.]


  1. Arroyo

    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.

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