Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Coulée, a ravine or gully scooped out by heavy rain or melting snow, but dry in summer. The word comes from the French couler (to flow), and seems to have originated among the French-Canadian fur-traders in the Canadian west.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 139.


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