barranca

barranca

[buh-rang-kuh; Spanish bahr-rahng-kah]
noun, plural barrancas [buh-rang-kuhz; Spanish bahr-rahng-kahs] .
1.
a steep-walled ravine or gorge.
2.
a gully with steep sides; arroyo.

Origin:
1685–95; < Spanish, variant of barranco, of obscure, probably pre-Latin orig.

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barranca or barranco (bəˈræŋkə, bəˈræŋkəʊ)
 
n , pl -cas, -cos
(Southwestern US) a ravine or precipice
 
[C19: from Spanish, of uncertain origin]
 
barranco or barranco
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish, of uncertain origin]

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