Definitions for arroyoəˈrɔɪ oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•roy•oəˈrɔɪ oʊ(n.)(pl.)-os.

  1. (chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usu. dry except after heavy rains.

    Category: Geology

Origin of arroyo:

1800–10, Amer.; < Sp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arroyo(noun)

    a stream or brook

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

brook(noun)

a small stream.

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