nullah
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu nālā Date: 1776 gully, ravine

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  • Nullah — Nul lah, n. [Hind. n[=a]l[=a], fr. Skr. n[=a]la tube.] A water course, esp. a dry one; a gully; a gorge; orig. an East Indian term. E. Arnold. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nullah — [nul′ə] n. [Hindi nālā, brook, ravine] in India, etc., a watercourse, esp. one that is often dry; gully …   English World dictionary

  • Nullah — For other uses, see Nullah (disambiguation). A Nullah or Nulla (Hindi, also Nallah in Punjabi) is an arm of the sea, stream, or watercourse, a steep narrow valley. Like the wadi of the Arabs, the nullah is characteristic of mountainous or hilly… …   Wikipedia

  • nullah — Hong Kong English a cement lined canal or an re inforced creek bed used to contain run off. Nullah entered the English language from Hindi. The word nullah is used almost exclusively in Hong Kong …   English dialects glossary

  • nullah — UK [ˈnʌlə] / US noun [countable] Word forms nullah : singular nullah plural nullahs Indian English a valley that is dry for most of the year, but full of water in the monsoon (= season of rain) …   English dictionary

  • nullah — /nul euh/, n. (in the East Indies) 1. an intermittent watercourse. 2. a gully or ravine. [1770 80; < Hindi nala brook, ravine] * * * …   Universalium

  • nullah — noun a) A stream. b) The dry bed of a small stream …   Wiktionary

  • nullah — nul|lah [ nʌlə ] noun count INDIAN ENGLISH a valley that is dry for most of the year, but full of water in the MONSOON (=season of rain) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nullah — [ nʌlə] noun Indian a dry river bed or ravine. Origin C18: from Hindi nālā …   English new terms dictionary

  • nullah — nul·lah …   English syllables

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