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 for canyon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canon \Ca*[~n]on"\ (k[aum]*ny[-o]n"; anglicized k[a^]n"y[u^]n),
     n. [Sp., a tube or hollow, fr. ca[~n]a reed, fr. L. canna.
     See Cane.]
     A deep gorge, ravine, or gulch, between high and steep banks,
     worn by water courses. [Mexico & Western U. S.] [Also spelled
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canyon \Can"yon\, n.
     The English form of the Spanish word Ca[~n]on.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
           [syn: canyon, canon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "canyon":
     abysm, abyss, arroyo, box canyon, breach, break, cavity, chap,
     chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, coulee,
     couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, defile, dell,
     dike, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume,
     fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gill, gorge, groove, gulch,
     gulf, gully, hole, incision, joint, kloof, leak, moat, notch,
     nullah, opening, pass, passage, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture,
     scissure, seam, slit, slot, split, trench, valley, void, wadi

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