Definition of Barranca

1. n. A ravine caused by heavy rains or a watercourse.



Definition of Barranca

1. Noun. A steep-sided gulch or arroyo; a canyon or ravine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barranca

1. a steep ravine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barranca

barrad
barrads
barrage
barrage balloon
barrage balloons
barrage fire
barrage jam
barrage jamming
barraged
barrages
barraging
barramunda
barramundas
barramundi
barramundis
barranca (current term)
barrancas
barranco
barrancos
barras
barrat
barrater
barraters
barrator
barrators
barratries
barratrous
barratry
barrats
barre

Literary usage of Barranca

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1. The Boy Travellers in Mexico: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to by Thomas Wallace Knox (1890)
"An hour or more after leaving Aguas Calientes, they crossed the barranca, or canon, through which the Encarnacion River flows; the bridge by which they ..."

2. A Peep at Mexico: Narrative of a Journey Across the Republic from the by John Lewis Geiger (1874)
"... San Marcos—A fine view—barranca de Beltran—Luxuriant plants and magnificent birds—Mulas de cargo —barranca de Vueltas—The pueblo of the hacienda, ..."

3. Mexico? Si, Señor by Thomas L. Rogers (1893)
"A visit to the famous barranca should not be omitted. The Lerma or Santiago River has here cut its way from the plateau to a lower level, ..."

4. History of England by Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (1870)
"Between the two armies there was still however a deep barranca or ravine, once the scene of a fierce encounter with the Moors and still surnamed barranca DK ..."

5. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico by John Russell Bartlett (1854)
"... of the people—barranca Colorada—Visit to the town of Casas Grandes—Extensive ruins—Resemblance to those on the Gila—Fertile valley—Tho river and its ..."

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