What is BAYOU?

A species of creek or stream common in Louisiana and Texas. An outlet from a swamp, pond, or lagoon, to a river, or the sea. See Surgett v. Lapice, 8 How. 48, 70, 12 L. Ed. 9S2.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of BAYOU helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary