IJsselmeer

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Ijs·sel·meer

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.
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IJsselmeer

(Dutch ɛisəlˈmeːr) or

Ysselmeer

n
(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
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IJs•sel•meer

or Ijs•sel•meer

(ˈaɪ səlˌmɛər)

n.
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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