a deep ravine or a steep cliff, esp. in the Southwest
Origin of barrancaSpanish ; from Vulgar Latin ; from Classical Greek pharanx, chasm ; from an unverified form pharein: see bore
nounpl. bar·ran·cas also bar·ran·cos Southwestern US
- A deep ravine or gorge.
- A bluff.
Origin of barrancaSpanish, probably of Iberian origin.
From Spanish barranca