barranca


bar·ran·ca

noun \bə-ˈraŋ-kə\
plural bar·ran·cas also bar·ran·cos

Definition of BARRANCA

1
:  a deep gully or arroyo with steep sides
2
:  a steep bank or bluff

Variants of BARRANCA

bar·ran·ca also bar·ran·co \-(ˌ)kō\

Examples of BARRANCA

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

Origin of BARRANCA

Spanish
First Known Use: 1648

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