Definition of khor in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɔː/


(In Sudan and neighbouring regions) a dry watercourse or ravine.
Example sentences
  • It is composed of a network of khors, streams and rivers between the Bahr al-Arab, or Kiir, and the Raqaba al-Zarqa, or Ngol.
  • There is a large khor between Gubbet Selim and Nilwaj on the side of which exist the ruins of an old temple.
  • 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.


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

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