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levee (s) (noun), levees (pl)
1. An embankment raised to prevent a river from overflowing: Regardless of the engineering efforts, the old levees were insufficient to hold back the floods from the heavy rain.
2. A small ridge or raised area bordering an irrigated field: The farmer maintained a levee around his agricultural land.
3. A natural embankment alongside a river, formed by sediment during times of flooding: The children enjoyed looking for and finding interesting little plants and animals in the levees which were created after the deluge during the previous month.
4. A landing place next to a river; a pier: Albert and Janice pulled up their little rowboat to the levee so they could get out have their picnic.
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