Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See cañon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The English form of the Spanish word cañon.

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  • noun A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish cañón, possibly augmentative of caña, tube, cane (from Latin canna, reed; see cane) or alteration of callón, canyon (from augmentative of calle, street, road, from Latin callis, path, of unknown origin).]

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From Spanish cañón

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  • Isn't this word Grand?

    October 31, 2007