[zahy-der zey, zee; Dutch zœi-duh r zey]
- a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands.Compare IJsselmeer.
Also Zuyder Zee.
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- a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas