A long, narrow valley between high cliffs, often with a stream flowing through it.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of 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
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