IJsselmeer

IJsselmeer

[ahy-suhl-meyr]
noun
a lake in the NW Netherlands: created by the diking of the Zuider Zee. 465 sq. mi. (1204 sq. km).
Also, Ijsselmeer.
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IJsselmeer or Ysselmeer (Dutch ɛisəlˈmeːr)
 
n
English name: Ijssel Lake 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)
 
Ysselmeer or Ysselmeer
 
n

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