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vlei (fleɪ, vleɪ)
1.  (South African) an area of low marshy ground, esp one that feeds a stream
2.  dialect (Northern US) a marsh
[C19: from Afrikaans (for sense 1); from obsolete N American Dutch dialect (for sense 2): valley]

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