coulee

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See also: coulée

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From French coulée (flow), from couler (to flow).

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coulee (plural coulees)

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  1. A stream.
  2. (geology) A lava flow.
  3. (US) A deep gulch or ravine, frequently dry in summer.
  4. (Mississippi Delta region) A reach of water in a bayou that is like a slough but deeper.
    • 1989, McPhee, John, The Control of Nature, →ISBN, page 73:
      We were in a coulee, which is like a slough but deeper and with slushier muds at the bottom.

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