Definition of canyon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

canyon

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BrE BrE//ˈkænjən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænjən//
 
Other geographic regions, Mountains and valleys
 
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a deep valley with steep sides of rock synonym gorge the Grand Canyon, Arizona Massive rock formations, mountains and deep canyons present splendid views of nature’s work. See related entries: Other geographic regions, Mountains and valleys Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Spanish cañón ‘tube’, based on Latin canna ‘reed, cane’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canyon

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