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  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

Borrowed into English from Dutch around 1595–1605
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  1. a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands

Word Origin for polder

C17: from Middle Dutch polre
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Word Origin and History for polder

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

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