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or IJs·sel·meer  (ī′səl-mâr′, -mār′)
A shallow, artificial lake of northwest Netherlands. It was formed from the Zuider Zee by the construction of a large dike (completed 1932). Much fertile farmland has been reclaimed from the lake since that time.


(Dutch ɛisəlˈmeːr) or


(Placename) a shallow lake in the NW Netherlands; formed from the S part of the Zuider Zee by the construction of the IJsselmeer Dam in 1932; salt water gradually replaced by fresh water from the IJssel River; fisheries (formerly marine fish, now esp eels). Area: (before reclamation) 3690 sq km (1425 sq miles). Estimated final area: 1200 sq km (465 sq miles). English name: Ijssel Lake


or Ijs•sel•meer

(ˈaɪ səlˌmɛər)

a lake in the NW Netherlands created by the diking of the Zuider Zee. 465 sq. mi. (1204 sq. km).
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Noun1.IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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Alternatively, the River Cruise Line has a fourday Delights of Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields cruise aboard the Serenity, which follows a route from Amsterdam to the scenic inland lake the IJsselmeer, stopping at Golden Age towns such as Hoorn and Kampen, with an optional guided tour of the historic town of Deventer.
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Today, this bay is called the Ijsselmeer, and is Western Europe's largest freshwater lake.
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