The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine or gorge that typically exists between two cliffs.(noun)
A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River calledThe Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.
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Origin: AmSp cañón < Sp, a pipe, tube, gorge < caño, a tube < L canna, a reed: see cane
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Origin: Spanish cañon
Origin: , augmentative of caña, tube, cane
Origin: , from Latin canna, reed; see cane.
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