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An area of low-lying land, especially in the Netherlands, that has been reclaimed from a body of water and is protected by dikes.

[Dutch, from Middle Dutch.]
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(ˈpəʊldə; ˈpɒl-)
(Physical Geography) a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands
[C17: from Middle Dutch polre]
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(ˈpoʊl dər)

a tract of low land, esp. in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea and protected by dikes.
[1595–1605; < Dutch]
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Noun1.polder - low-lying land that has been reclaimed and is protected by dikes (especially in the Netherlands)
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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