- 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.
Origin of canyonAmerican Spanish cañón ; from Spanish a pipe, tube, gorge ; from caño, a tube ; from Classical Latin canna, a reed: see cane
Origin of canyonSpanish cañón, possibly augmentative of caña, tube, cane (from Latin canna, reed; see cane) or alteration of callón, canyon (from augmentative of calle, street, road, from Latin callis, path, of unknown origin).
Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga, South Africa
- A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
From Spanish cañón