A deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it, as found in North America: [in place names]: the Grand Canyon
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- The trip passes by waterfalls, forests, canyons, valleys, sinkholes and caves.
- Oak woodland develops best in moist, protected canyons and valleys with deep alluvial soils.
- Towering bridges crossed creeks, ravines and canyons, while down below huge waves swept across rocks and deserted beaches.
mid 19th century: from Spanish cañón 'tube', based on Latin canna 'reed, cane'.