plural rincons
or rincones
Southwest : a small secluded valley
Southwest : an alcove or angular recess in a cliff
Southwest : a bend in a river

Word History


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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