wadi

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noun wa·di \ˈwä-dē\

Definition of wadi

  1. 1 :  the bed or valley of a stream in regions of southwestern Asia and northern Africa that is usually dry except during the rainy season and that often forms an oasis :  gully, wash

  2. 2 :  a shallow usually sharply defined depression in a desert region

Origin and Etymology of wadi

Arabic wādi


First Known Use: 1828


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