Ijs·sel·meer or IJs·sel·meer (īsəl-mâr′, -mār′)
A shallow, artificial lake of northwest Netherlands. It was formed from the Zuider Zee by the construction of a large dike (completed 1932). Much fertile farmland has been reclaimed from the lake since that time.
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