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polder

[ pohl-der ]
/ ˈpoʊl dər /
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Definition of polder

noun
a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes.
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Origin of polder

Borrowed into English from Dutch around 1595–1605
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British Dictionary definitions for polder

polder
/ (ˈpəʊldə, ˈpɒl-) /

noun
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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