noun, plural wa·dis. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)
Origin of wadi
Examples from the Web for wadis
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slopes were swept by machine-gun and rifle fire, and the beds of the wadis were enfiladed.With the British Army in The Holy Land|Henry Osmond Lock
Its wadis were coveted by the tribes of the desert; the well-watered valley of the Arnon attracted more powerful foes.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce
These rivers, in short, become Arabian wadis, on which see Hast.
The rest of the tributaries are wadis, dry except after rains.
British Dictionary definitions for wadis
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for wadi
Word Origin and History for wadis
"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed."