River N California flowing sw into the Sacramento
ETYM Old Eng. pit, put, as. pytt a pit, hole, Latin puteus a well, pit.
1. A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression); SYN. fossa.
2. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground); SYN. cavity.
3. A trap in the form of a concealed hole; SYN. pitfall.
4. An open-surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; SYN. quarry, stone pit.
5. The stone-like seed at the core of certain fruits.
1. To remove the pits from, as of certain fruit such as peaches; SYN. stone.
2. To set into opposition or rivalry; SYN. oppose, match.