A wadi in Africa.
The definition of a wadi is a valley, oasis, stream bed, etc. that is only wet during the wet season.
An example of a wadi is a stream that dries up completely during the dry season.
pl. -·dis or -·dies
in Arabia, N Africa, etc.,
- a valley, ravine, or watercourse that is dry except during the rainy season
- the stream or rush of water that flows through it
Origin of wadiArabic w?d?, channel of a river, a river, ravine, valley
Also sp. wa′dy
nounpl. wa·dis also wa·dies
- a. A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.b. A stream that flows through such a channel.
- An oasis.
Origin of wadiArabic wadi; see wdy in Semitic roots.
OriginSee also: waddy
From Arabic ÙˆÙŽØ§Ø¯ÙÙŠ (wÄdÄ«).