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Geographical TermPlay
Bayou refers to water bodies in specific regions, so use it when talking about the American South. SlideThe haunting beauty of the bayou is a staple of Southern literature.
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Cultural SignificancePlay
Bayous have cultural importance in Louisiana, often connected with Cajun and Creole heritage. SlideCajun music often features lyrics about life on the bayou.
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Natural HabitatPlay
Bayous are rich in biodiversity; mention them while discussing ecosystems or wildlife in the South. SlideThe bayou is home to numerous species, including the rare bayou butterfly.