Definitions

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

  • noun A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
  • noun A stream that flows through such a channel.
  • noun An oasis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The channel of a watercourse which is dry except in the rainy season; a watercourse; a stream: a term used chiefly in the topography of certain Eastern countries.

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

  • noun A valley, gully, or stream bed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.

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

  • noun gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season

Etymologies

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

[Arabic wādi; see wdy in Semitic roots.]

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From Arabic وَادٍ (wādin).

Examples

  • Suralichi wadi is served cold or at room temperature, making it the perfect snack for hot days, but of course that should not stop anyone from making/eating it during any other weather.

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  • Suralichi wadi is one of those things that can seem quite difficult to make if one has never made it before but my mother shared her recipe for making it in the microwave oven.

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  • The Amritsari wadi is more complex than our sandage, apart from being huge in comparison!

    Sandage

  • Girgaon comprised Girgaon woods and also boasted of coconut and mango groves and vast areas of plantations called wadi in Marathi.

    Mumbai's 'gaons'

  • Girgaon comprised Girgaon woods and also boasted of coconut and mango groves and vast areas of plantations called wadi in Marathi.

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  • The wadi was the smooth roadway that would lead them down on to the flat alluvial plain of the river.

    Warlock

  • Nearby was a dry riverbed, what the locals called a wadi.

    SERPENT

  • Nearby was a dry riverbed, what the locals called a wadi.

    SERPENT

  • I started to move down, and as I did so, the horizon on the opposite side of the wadi was a lot easier to see.

    Bravo-Two-Zero

  • The wadi was a shallow, broad valley a mile and a half east of the waterhole.

    The Fire In His Hands

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