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arroyo

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noun, ar·royo \ə-ˈrȯi-(ˌ)ō, -ə\

Definition of arroyo

plural arroyos

  1. 1 :  a watercourse (as a creek) in an arid region

  2. 2 :  a water-carved gully or channel



Origin of arroyo

Spanish


First Known Use: 1843


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