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bayou (s) (noun), bayous (pl)
1. A kind of creek or small river, that leads to a greater amount of water: Sam followed the bayou to the larger lake, walking slowly along one side and watching out for little animals he had read about in his biology class in school.
2. An extremely small and slow river meandering through low areas of land; such as, marshes or farmland: The bayou provided the plantation with a continuous supply of water, which was very practical for the farmer!
3. Etymology: from Louisiana French, bayouque or bayou; from Choctaw bayuk, "a small stream or creek".
A kind of creek.
The sign on the tree says: "How is it bayou?"

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A very small and slow moving river that meanders through low areas of land; such as, marshes or farmland. (1)