coulee

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noun cou·lee \ˈkü-lē\

Definition of coulee

  1. 1a :  a small streamb :  a dry streambedc :  a usually small or shallow ravine :  gully

  2. 2 :  a thick sheet or stream of lava

Origin and Etymology of coulee

Canadian French coulée, from French, flowing, flow of lava, from couler to flow, from Old French, from Latin colare to strain, from colum sieve


First Known Use: 1807


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