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