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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coulee \Cou`lee"\ (k??`l?"), n. [F. coul['e]e, fr. couler to run or flow.] A stream; (Geol.) a stream of lava. Also, in the Western United States, the bed of a stream, even if dry, when deep and having inclined sides; distinguished from a ca[~n]on, which has precipitous sides. [1913 Webster]