rin·​con | \ riŋˈkōn \
plural rincons\ -​ōnz \ or rincones\ -​ōˌnās \

Definition of rincon

1 Southwest : a small secluded valley
2 Southwest : an alcove or angular recess in a cliff
3 Southwest : a bend in a river

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First Known Use of rincon

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rincon

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

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“Rincon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rincon. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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