Bayou meaning

bīo͝o, bīō
A slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river.
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A body of water, such as a creek or small river, that is a tributary of a larger body of water.
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A sluggish stream that meanders through lowlands, marshes, or plantation grounds.
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In some parts of the S U.S., a sluggish, marshy inlet or outlet of a lake, river, etc.
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A sluggish, marshy stream connected with a river, lake, or gulf. Bayous are common in the southern United States.
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A swamp, a marshy (stagnant) body of water.
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Origin of bayou

  • Louisiana French bayouque, bayou possibly from Choctaw bayuk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cajun French bayou, from Choctaw bayuk (“creek”).

    From Wiktionary