a. A term applied in the Western United States to a small stream, often intermittent. Also, the bed of such a stream when dry. AGI
b. A term applied in the Northwestern United States to a dry or intermittent stream valley, gulch, or wash of considerable extent; esp. a long, steep-walled, trenchlike gorge or valley representing an abandoned overflow channel that temporarily carried meltwater from an ice sheet, e.g., the Grand Coulee (formerly occupied by the Columbia River) in Washington State. AGI
c. A small valley or a low-lying area. Etymol: French coulee, flow or rush of a torrent. Pron: koo-lee. Syn: coulie
d. A tonguelike mass of debris moved by solifluction (Monkhouse, 1965, p. 81). AGI
e. A flow of viscous lava that has a blocky, steep-fronted form. Also spelled: coulee. AGI
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Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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