[ uh-sey-kyuh; Spanish ah-se-kyah ]

noun,plural a·ce·quias [uh-sey-kyuhz; Spanish ah-se-kyahs]. /əˈseɪ kyəz; Spanish ɑˈsɛ kyɑs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. an irrigation ditch.

Origin of acequia

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

Words Nearby acequia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use acequia in a sentence

  • The dry reservoir and the ruined acequia proved the care that had in former times been bestowed on its irrigation.

    The Rifle Rangers | Captain Mayne Reid
  • He said his horse had stumbled into an acequia in the darkness and fallen on him, and now he wanted to get up.

    Marion's Faith. | Charles King
  • The acequia Court is one of the most beautiful of the patios in the buildings comprising the Alhambra.

    Old Continental Towns | Walter M. Gallichan
  • It's all out of kindness, isn't it, that he's going to make the rocks fly away out of the acequia to-morrow?

    Lone Pine | R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • Circling the camp at wide distance, he had crossed the acequia and reached the Gila road.

    A Wounded Name | Charles King