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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small brook or stream; a streamlet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small brook or stream; a streamlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small stream or brook; a streamlet.
  • n. In entomology: One of certain geometrid moths of the genus Emmelesia or Cidaria: a collectors' name in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small stream

Etymologies

Possibly from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, small stream, from Latin rīvulus, diminutive of rīvus, stream; see rei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French riveret ("little stream") (Wiktionary)

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