American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See cañon.
- n. A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The English form of Spanish word cañon.
- n. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
- From Spanish cañón (Wiktionary)
- Spanish cañon, augmentative of caña, tube, cane, from Latin canna, reed; see cane. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“We tied up our horses directly across a huge canyon from the cliff he was perched on.”
“Â Geologists believe that the canyon is over 17 million years old.”
“Â The canyon is 277 miles long and ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles.”
“From between the knolls, a feeder to the main canyon and likewise fringed with redwoods, emerged a smaller canyon.”
“Here the Dyea River became a rushing mountain torrent, plunging out of a dark canyon from the glaciers that fed it far above.”
“Back up the canyon from the lip of the hole all marks were likewise removed.”
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“About half the passengers travelling this line stop overnight somewhere in canyon-country.”
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