Origin of canyon
Definition for canyon (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for canyon
As he entered the canyon, he clutched his chest and fell to the sidewalk.
There are more than 2,800 miles of trails on public lands around the Canyon that are vehicle-friendly.How Cliven Bundy and the Land Rights Movement Screws Native Americans|Caitlin Dickson|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's your new adventure base camp for exploring the Southwest's iconic deserts and canyon country.
Mouha told us that we were among only a handful of Europeans to have ever walked through the canyon.
The privately owned area does not have trails in the canyon, but does offer similar white-water rafting trips.Seven Shutdown Winners, From the Newseum to Dollywood|Nina Strochlic|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He became wider awake, and kept up the lumbering run to Canyon City.Lost Face|Jack London
The rich red turrets and towers at this canyon gateway are harmonious introductions to the greater glories of Bryce.Zion National Park|Various
To my regret it was shut off from my sight as we descended into the canyon.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
As he used to say to himself, in reckless moments back there in the canyon, "You can't put out a sunrise."Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
He reported that there was a path leading out of the canyon up to the llama pastures on the lower slopes of the mountains.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
British Dictionary definitions for canyon
Word Origin for canyon
Word Origin and History for canyon
"narrow valley between cliffs," 1834, from Mexican Spanish cañon, extended sense of Spanish cañon "a pipe, tube; deep hollow, gorge," augmentative of cano "a tube," from Latin canna "reed" (see cane (n.)). But earlier spelling callon (1560s) might suggest a source in calle "street."