Monday, February 16, 2009

2lev·ee           Listen to the pronunciation of 2levee
Etymology: French levée, from Old French, act of raising, from lever to raise — more at lever
Date: circa 1720
1 a: an embankment for preventing flooding b: a river landing place : pier2: a continuous dike or ridge (as of earth) for confining the irrigation areas of land to be flooded

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