Word of the Week
Bayou : a body of water typically found in flat, low-lying areas; either refer to extremely slow-moving stream or river, or to a marshy lake or wetland. Bayous are commonly found in the Gulf Coast of the southern United States, particularly the Mississippi River region, with the state of Louisiana being famous for them. A bayou is a minor braid of a channel that is moving much more slowly than the main stem, so becomes boggy and stagnant. Many bayous are home to crawfish, shrimp, shellfish, catfish, and alligators. Beautiful country apparently, and prime material for murder stories, serial killer hideout, and predator (human and animal) terror.
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