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barranca

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noun bar·ran·ca \bə-ˈraŋ-kə\

Definition of barranca

plural bar·ran·cas also bar·ran·cos

  1. 1 :  a deep gully or arroyo with steep sides

  2. 2 :  a steep bank or bluff



Examples of barranca

  1. <the intimidating barrancas that can be found in the Sierra Nevada>



Variants of barranca

also bar·ran·co play \-(ˌ)kō\

Origin of barranca

Spanish


First Known Use: 1648


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