meaning of BAYOU

BAYOU meaning in General Dictionary

An inlet from the gulf from a lake or from a sizable lake often sluggish occasionally without perceptible activity except from wave and wind

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  • a swampy supply or slow-moving outlet of a pond (term mainly utilized in Mississippi and Louisiana)
  • An inlet through the gulf, from a lake, or from a huge lake, often sluggish, occasionally without perceptible action except from tide and wind.

BAYOU meaning in Law Dictionary

types of creek or stream typical in Louisiana and Texas. An outlet from a swamp, pond, or lagoon, to a river, or the ocean. See Surgett v. Lapice, 8 Exactly How. 48, 70, 12 L. Ed. 9S2.


BAYOU meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1766, via Louisiana French, from Choctaw bayuk "tiny flow."


BAYOU - German to English

bayou [Am.]


BAYOU meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An inlet from gulf coast of florida, from a lake, or from a big lake, occasionally sluggish, often without perceptible activity except from tide and wind.


Sentence Examples with the word BAYOU

Grant, as he pushed Pemberton before him to Granada, lengthened day by day his line of communication, and when Van Dorn, ever enterprising, raided the great Federal depot of Holly Springs the game was up. Grant retired hastily, for starvation was imminent, and Pemberton, thus freed, turned upon Sherman, and inflicted a severe defeat on that general at Chickasaw Bayou near Vicksburg (December 29).

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