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arroyo

ar·roy·o

arroyo

 
 
pronunciation:
roI o
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part of speech: noun
inflections: arroyos
definition: a steep ditch or gully, usu. dry, carved in a plain or desert by drainage of heavy rainfall.
During the occasional flash floods, the arroyos fill with torrents of water.
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