Origin of coulee
Related Words for couleeabyss, valley, gully, crevasse, crevice, canyon, chasm, gorge, ditch, basin, plain, lowland, ravine, slag, magma, basalt, flume, defile, cut, gulf
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Historical Examples of coulee
It was the only course to pursue with anyone from Denson coulee.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
No spear of grass was visible and the rock floor of the coulee was baked and dry.
We lost one in the river, an' the other pulled us ashore, an' then beat it up the coulee.
From the rim of the coulee, the man gazed about him, searching for a familiar landmark.
Near the mouth of the coulee he crawled through a wire fence.
- a flow of molten lava
- such lava when solidified
Word Origin for coulee
"deep ravine, seasonally flooded," 1804, a North American word, originally in areas explored by French trappers, from French coulée "flow" (17c.), from fem. past participle of couler "to flow," from Latin colare "to filter, strain" (see colander).