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arroyo

noun ar·royo \ə-ˈri-(ˌ)ō, -ə\
plural ar·royos

Definition of ARROYO

1
:  a watercourse (as a creek) in an arid region
2
:  a water-carved gully or channel

Origin of ARROYO

Spanish
First Known Use: 1843

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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