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khor

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Pronunciation: /kɔː
 
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Definition of khor in English:

noun

(In Sudan and neighbouring regions) a dry watercourse or ravine.
Example sentences
  • So remote are some of these khors that people still have their water delivered by boat and speak a dialect almost unrecognisable to Arabic speakers from Muscat.
  • The vegetation is restricted mostly to the bed of the khor and is reduced during the drought.
  • I saw straight in front of me a khor with rocks on either side filled with a dense mass of Dervishes packed around three flags, yelling defiance at us.

Origin

late 19th century: representing a pronunciation of Arabic ḵawr 'low land between two stretches of higher ground'.

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