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  1. (noun) A body of water, such as a creek or small river, that is a tributary of a larger body of water.
  2. (noun) A sluggish stream that meanders through lowlands, marshes, or plantation grounds.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The bayou is a French word meaning slow-moving waterway. - Blue Bayou
  2. It's what they call a bayou in parts of Louisiana and Texas. - CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005
  3. State had something this big to celebrate, Dale Brown was storming the sidelines in bayou country. - NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball - Arizona vs. LSU
  4. It wasn't until Favre went to Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg when he became known as a bayou gunslinger. - Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND
  5. A lazy sluggish "bayou" -- as all the small watercourses in this country are Frenchifically termed -- glorying in the name of the "Tensas," runs, or rather creeps, by the door, before which -- on the margin of the stream -- stands one of those grand alluvial oaks which could canopy an army. - Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"


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