A deep gully cut by an intermittent stream; a dry gulch.(noun)
A brook; a creek.(noun)
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Use "arroyo" in a sentence
"The word arroyo has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year, on Jan. 1 in the Scientist at Work blog post "The Sun, the Moon and the Quail" by Jennifer Gee:"
"Learn more about the word "arroyo" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary."
"Finally, the arroyo is too strong and takes the taxi away."