Definitions

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

  • noun A small brook or stream; a streamlet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small stream or brook; a streamlet.
  • noun In entomology: One of certain geometrid moths of the genus Emmelesia or Cidaria: a collectors' name in England.

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

  • noun A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small brook or stream; a streamlet.

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

  • noun a small stream

Etymologies

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

[Possibly from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, small stream, from Latin rīvulus, diminutive of rīvus, stream; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old French riveret ("little stream")

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