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Noun: levee  le-vee or le-vey
  1. A formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
     
  2. A pier that provides a landing place on a river
     
  3. An embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing

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Derived forms: levees

Type of: dock, embankment, pier, reception, wharf, wharfage

Encyclopedia: Levee, California