Definition of wadi in English:

wadi

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɑːdi
 
, ˈwɒdi
 
/

noun (plural wadis)

  • (In certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.
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    • In the Gaza Strip, runoff water is collected in small wadis and valleys within the area.
    • Thatched African huts are built on the hillside above the wadi.
    • It is at least another day's drive to el Geneina, if the road is not cut by wadis carrying rainwater from the massif of Jebel Marra.

Origin

early 17th century: from Arabic wādī.

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