rincon

noun

rin·​con
riŋˈkōn
plural rincons
-ōnz
or rincones
-ōˌnās
1
Southwest : a small secluded valley
2
Southwest : an alcove or angular recess in a cliff
3
Southwest : a bend in a river

Word History

Etymology

Spanish rincón, literally, corner, nook, alteration of recón, rencón, from Arabic dialect (Spain) rukun (Arabic rukn)

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rincon was in 1589

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“Rincon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rincon. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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