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natural levee

a deposit of sand or mud built up along, and sloping away from, either side of the flood plain of a river or stream.
Also called levee. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Each side of the channel is thus raised so as to form what is termed a natural levee.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • A natural levee, eight and ten feet high, and studded with large tree-willows, rims in the island farm like the edge of a basin.

    Afloat on the Ohio Reuben Gold Thwaites

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