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polder

[pohl-der] /ˈpoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes.
Origin of polder
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Dutch
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  • But the second is that this success had little to do either with the polder model or with consensus-building.
  • Few things are more beautiful than one of the narrow roads that run along the polder dikes.
  • For the southwest polder, university and government researchers are considering what kinds of development might be suitable.
British Dictionary definitions for polder

polder

/ˈpəʊldə; ˈpɒl-/
noun
1.
a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands
Word Origin
C17: from Middle Dutch polre
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Word Origin and History for polder
n.

c.1600, from Dutch polder, from Middle Dutch polre, related to East Frisian poller, polder, of unknown origin.

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