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|Dutch to English translations [PRO]|
|Dutch term or phrase: prielen|
|biological term: |
'het zand mag even ademen. slikken, kwelders, geulen en prielen zijn zichtbaar
1.The bed of a stream or river.
2.The deeper part of a river or harbor, especially a deep navigable passage.
A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
3.A trench, furrow, or groove.
4.A tubular passage for liquids; a conduit.
n. pl. gul·lies
A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.
v. gul·lied, gul·ly·ing, gul·lies
To wear a deep ditch or channel in.
To form a deep ditch or channel.
Definitions taken from Dictionary.com
Gullies tend to be associated with rainfall or other types of running water not associated with natural water sources, whereas channels are largely associated with natural water bodies. A "priele" is a channel between sandbanks or mudflats. References and explanations on Google, Waddenzee gebied etc. Gullies would fall under "geulen" (furrows, ribbles, trenches etc.)
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Uit de grote van Dale: priel: nauwe doortocht tussen zandbanken, ben. voor de vertakkingen van de bevaarbare geulen in de Wadden.
T. Huitinga, woordenboek voor landbouwwetenschappen: priel: gully, prielen (nauwkeuriger): minor incisions in the tidal flats
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