Meaning of coulee

cou•lee

Pronunciation: (k'lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a deep ravine or gulch, usually dry, that has been formed by running water.
  2. a small valley.
  3. a low-lying area.
  4. a small intermittent stream.
  5. a stream of lava.
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