what is difference between flume and gulch
From Middle English flum, from Old French flum, flun, from Latin flumen, from fluere (“to flow”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fluːm/
- Rhymes: -uːm
flume (plural flumes)
- A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through.
- An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.
flume (third-person singular simple present flumes, present participle fluming, simple past and past participle flumed)
- (transitive) To transport (logs of wood) by floating them along a water-filled channel or trough.
- IPA(key): /ˈflu.me/
- Alternative form of frume
From Old Portuguese flume, frume (“river”), from Latin flūmen (“river”), from fluere (“to flow”).
Cognate with English flume, Italian fiume and Occitan flume.
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈflu.mɨ/
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈflu.mi/
- Hyphenation: flu‧me
flume m (plural flumes)
- (obsolete or poetic) river
- Synonym: rio
- gulk, glutch (dialectal)
From earlier gulsh (“sink in, gush out”), from Middle English gulchen (“to gulp, spew”), probably from the source of gulp. Likely not related to gully (“ravine formed by water”) despite the similarities.
- IPA(key): /ɡʌltʃ/
- Rhymes: -ʌltʃ
gulch (third-person singular simple present gulches, present participle gulching, simple past and past participle gulched)
- (obsolete) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
- (obsolete) To fall heavily.
- (gulp): gulch-cup
gulch (plural gulches)
- A ravine-like or deep V-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully.
- (obsolete) An act of gulching or gulping.
- (obsolete) A glutton.
- (ravine): drygulch
- (glutton): gulchin
- Whitney, William Dwight, ed., The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, New York: The Century Co., 1902.