Bay"ou (?), n.; pl. Bayous (). [North Am. Indian bayuk, in F. spelling bayouc, bayouque.]

An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.

[Southern U. S.]

A dark slender thread of a bayou moves loiteringly northeastward into a swamp of huge cypresses. G. W. Cable.

 

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