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arroyo (Spanish from Latin)
1. A small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
2. Etymology: "a watercourse, a dry streambed"; from about 1845, a California word, from American Spanish, from Spanish, "rivulet, small stream"; from Latin arrugia, "shaft" or "pit in a gold mine"; apparently a compound of ad-, "to" + ruga, "wrinkle".
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