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Topic: WATER

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: canalis 'pipe, channel', from canna; CANE1

canal

noun
     
ca‧nal [countable]
TTW a long passage dug into the ground and filled with water, either for boats to travel along, or to take water to a place:
We walked along by the side of the canal.
the Panama Canal
by canal
The goods were transported by canal to London.
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