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wadi definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Arabic w?di Date: 1828 1. the bed or valley of a stream in regions of southwestern Asia and northern Africa that is usually dry except during the rainy season and that often forms an oasis ; gully, wash 2. a shallow usually sharply defined depression in a desert region

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also wady) (pl. wadis or wadies) a rocky watercourse in N. Africa etc., dry except in the rainy season. Etymology: Arab. wadi

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(wadis) A wadi is a river in North Africa or Arabia which is dry except in the rainy season. (TECHNICAL) N-COUNT

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