barranco

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See also: Barranco

Portuguese[edit]

barranco (dirt cliff)
barranco (gully)

Noun[edit]

barranco m (plural barrancos)

  1. a dirt cliff, especially one at the edge of a river or road
    Synonyms: barranca, ribanceira
  2. gully (trench, ravine or narrow channel which was worn by water flow)
    Synonym: (Brazil) voçoroca

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain, maybe pre-Roman origin. Cognate of Catalan barranc, cf barra (clay, mud)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈranko/, [baˈrãŋ.ko]

Noun[edit]

barranco m (plural barrancos)

  1. gully, gulch, ravine, barranca
    Synonyms: cañada, cañón, quiebra, quebrada
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 7, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      A little fire burned in the hollow of the dusty barranco, a clear red fire of the kind that gives little light and makes no smoke, and its pale glow showed but feebly against the rock behind.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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