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bay•ou



Pronunciation: (bī'OO, bī'ō), [key]
n.,
pl. -ous.
Chiefly Lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf States.
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.

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