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wady

[wah-dee] /ˈwɑ di/
noun, plural wadies.
1.
wadi.

wadi

or wady

[wah-dee] /ˈwɑ di/
noun, plural wadis. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)
1.
the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.
2.
such a stream or watercourse itself.
3.
a valley.
Origin of wadi
1830-1840
1830-40; < Arabic wādī
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wadi

/ˈwɒdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic
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wadi

n.

"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed."

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wadi
  (wä'dē)   
A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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