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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: 'violent rushing, ravine', from Latin rapina; RAPINE

ravine

noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Geology, Geography
ra‧vine [countable]
DNSG a deep narrow valley with steep sides [= gorge]

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