A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River called The Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.
Origin of canyon
- Spanish cañón possibly augmentative of caña tube, cane (from Latin canna reed cane) or alteration of callón canyon (from augmentative of calle street, road) (from Latin callis path) (of unknown origin)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish cañón