acequia

[ uh-sey-kyuh; Spanish ah-se-kyah ]
/ əˈseɪ kyə; Spanish ɑˈsɛ kyɑ /
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noun, plural a·ce·quias [uh-sey-kyuh z; Spanish ah-se-kyahs] /əˈseɪ kyəz; Spanish ɑˈsɛ kyɑs/. Southwestern U.S.

an irrigation ditch.

Origin of acequia

1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < Arabic al-sāqiyah the irrigation ditch
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