wadi

or wa·dy

[ wah-dee ]
/ ˈwɑ di /

noun, plural wa·dis. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)

the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.
such a stream or watercourse itself.
a valley.

Origin of wadi

First recorded in 1830–40, wadi is from the Arabic word wādī
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British Dictionary definitions for wadi

wadi

wady

/ (ˈwɒdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season

Word Origin for wadi

C19: from Arabic
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Science definitions for wadi

wadi

[ wädē ]

A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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