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ravine

[ ruh-veen ]
/ rəˈvin /
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noun
a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water.
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Origin of ravine

1400–50; late Middle English <Middle French: torrent, Old French: a violent rushing; see raven2

OTHER WORDS FROM ravine

ra·vine·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ravine

ravine
/ (rəˈviːn) /

noun
a deep narrow steep-sided valley, esp one formed by the action of running water

Word Origin for ravine

C15: from Old French: torrent, from Latin rapīna robbery, influenced by Latin rapidus rapid, both from rapere to snatch
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