- The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine or gorge that typically exists between two cliffs.
A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River calledThe Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.
Golden Canyon in California.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: American Spanish cañón ; from Spanish a pipe, tube, gorge ; from caño, a tube ; from Classical Latin canna, a reed: see cane
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Origin: Spanish cañon, augmentative of caña, tube, cane, from Latin canna, reed; see cane.
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