Origin of bayouAmerican French from Choctaw bayuk, small stream
- A body of water, such as a creek or small river, that is a tributary of a larger body of water.
- A sluggish stream that meanders through lowlands, marshes, or plantation grounds.
Origin of bayouLouisiana French bayouque, bayou ultimately (probably via Mobilian Jargon, a pidgin based on Choctaw and Chickasaw used along the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico from colonial times until the 1900s) from Choctaw bayuk creek, river forming part of a delta
- Used almost exclusively to refer to bodies of water in Louisiana and the adjoining areas, including southern Mississippi, eastern Texas, and Arkansas.
Cajun French bayou, from Choctaw bayuk (“creek”).
- It is filmed in the Louisiana Bayou and uses camera techniques taken straight from The Blair Witch Project to give parts of the show an almost amateur, home movie feeling.
- Every bayou contains alligators; and reptiles of various species, such as turtles, lizards, horned toads, rattlesnakes and moccasins are abundant.
- It has been so useful in relieving the Mississippi of floods, that the Red river may possibly be permanently diverted again into the bayou artificially.
- There is also a state home for disabled Confederate soldiers at New Orleans on Bayou St John.
- Two victories (Iuka and Corinth) were won in the autumn of 1862, but the credit of both fell to Rosecrans, who commanded in the field, and the nadir of Grant's military fortunes was reached when the first advance on Vicksburg, planned on an unsound basis, and complicated by a series of political intrigues (which had also caused the adoption of the original scheme), collapsed after the minor reverses of Holly Springs and Chickasaw Bayou (December 1862).