Definitions

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  • n. A sea bed or a river bed that has been raised or elevated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An elevated river bed or sea bed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alluvial elevation of the bed of a river; in particular, one of those portions of the bed of the Mississippi river which are dry or submerged according to the season.

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Examples

  • What is termed batture in Louisiana is the land made by accretion or deposits of the Mississippi.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • The property - known as a batture because it is flooded part of the year - is across River Road from the Pentagon barracks.

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  • : itodd: now that's the way to develeope a "batture".

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  • A linear area known as the “batture lands”, the area between the levees on either side of the river, extends virtually the entire length of the alluvial plain along the course of the Mississippi River and its major tributaries.

    Ecoregions of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (EPA)

  • Isn't O'Dwyer the wingnut that was claiming ownership of the batture on the Orleans-Jefferson Parish line?

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The batture lands are hydrologically connected to the Mississippi River, are flood-prone, and contain remnant habitat for “big river” species (e.g., pallid sturgeon) as well as river-front plant communities.

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • Between the levees that parallel the Mississippi River is a corridor known as the “batture lands.”

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • Between the levees that parallel the Mississippi River is a corridor known as the “batture lands”.

    Ecoregions of Arkansas (EPA)

  • Now we live in Riverbend, right next to the levee, and there's a bona fide hobo jungle over on the batture.

    Hobo Stick

  • Then finding that Gouvernail took no manner of exception to her action, she imposed her society upon him, accompanying him in his idle strolls to the mill and walks along the batture.

    The Awakening

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