coulee

[ koo-lee ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 19th century; Latin

from French coulée ‘(lava) flow’, from couler ‘to flow’, from Latin colare ‘to strain or flow’, from colum ‘strainer’

Synonyms

    1.
  • magma
    2.
  • abyss
  • canyon
  • chasm
  • crevasse
  • crevice
  • ditch
  • gorge
  • gully
  • valley

Antonyms

    1.
  • solid rock
    2.
  • plain

Definition

1. a lava flow
2. a deep ravine

Examples

1. A) If you witness a rare volcanic eruption, you must stay far away from the coulees. B) When you look at a previously active volcano, you can see the areas where there were coulees.
2. A) We hiked down into the coulee to take a swim. B) The Grand Canyon has many coulees.

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