Origin of canyonAmerican Spanish cañón from Sp, a pipe, tube, gorge from caño, a tube from Classical Latin canna, a reed: see cane
Golden Canyon in California.
The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine or gorge that typically exists between two cliffs.
A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River calledThe Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.
A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
Origin of canyonSpanish cañón possibly augmentative of caña tube, cane ( from Latin canna reed ; see cane . ) or alteration of callón canyon ( from augmentative of calle street, road ) ( from Latin callis path ) ( of unknown origin )
A long, deep, narrow valley with steep cliff walls, cut into the Earth by running water and often having a stream at the bottom.
- A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
From Spanish cañón
- Gold was found in Gold Canyon near Dayton, Nevada, as early as July 1849.
- There is a giddy drop into the tremendous cut of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river.
- Water shot from the bottom of the canyon, forming hundreds of tall columns whose mist cast rainbows in the bright moonlight.
- Visit the Grand Canyon, travel to Scotland, hot air balloon ride.
- And then the car slowly tilted toward the gaping canyon below.