Zuiderzee

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Dutch[edit]

the Zuiderzee

Etymology[edit]

From zuider- +‎ zee.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌzœy̯.dərˈzeː/, [ˌzœy̯dərˈzeː]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Zui‧der‧zee

Proper noun[edit]

Zuiderzee f

  1. (historical) A former shallow bay of the North Sea in the northwest of the Netherlands; nowadays closed off by the Afsluitdijk and partially reclaimed as polders; the largest remaining lakes are called the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer.

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