The definition of a ravine is a deep valley or gorge that is typically narrow with steep sides.(noun)
A long, deep narrow gully worn by a stream is an example of a ravine.
See ravine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, violent rush, flood: see raven
See ravine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, violent rush
Origin: , from Latin rapīna, rapine; see ravin.
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