canyon

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From Spanish cañón

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canyon (plural canyons)

  1. A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
    • 2012 November 16, John Branch, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, New York Times:
      Snow filled her mouth. She caromed off things she never saw, tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine.

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