arroyo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arroyo.

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Noun[edit]

arroyo ‎(plural arroyos)

  1. A dry creek or stream bed, a gulch which temporarily or seasonally fills and flows (after sufficient rain).
  2. Any water course; any rivulet (whether it flows year-round or only seasonally).

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *arrugium, from Latin arrugia ‎(mineshaft), from a compound of ad + ruga ‎(wrinkle).

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Noun[edit]

arroyo m ‎(plural arroyos)

  1. stream, brook, creek (whether it flows year-round or only seasonally)