Zuider Zee

[ zahy-der zey, zee; Dutch zœi-duhr-zey ]

  1. a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands.: Compare IJsselmeer.

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Zuider Zee

Zuyder Zee

/ (ˈzaɪdə ˈziː, Dutch ˈzœidər ˈzeː) /

  1. 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

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