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Meaning of bayou

bay•ou

Pronunciation: (bī', bī'ō), [key]
— pl. -ous.
  1. a marshy arm, inlet, or outlet of a lake, river, etc., usually sluggish or stagnant.
  2. any of various other often boggy and slow-moving or still bodies of water.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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