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Noun: canal  ku'nal
  1. (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
     
  2. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    "the alimentary canal";
    - duct, epithelial duct, channel
     
  3. Long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
Verb: canal (canalled,canalling)  ku'nal
  1. Provide (a city) with a canal
    - canalize, canalise [Brit]

Derived forms: canals, canalling, canalled

Type of: channel, furnish, passage, passageway, provide, render, supply, watercourse, waterway

Encyclopedia: Canal, José de la