baray
a large artificial reservoir bounded by dykes in Cambodia, filled by rainwater and diverted rivers. Arguably for irrigation but also symbolised the mythical ocean surrounding Mt. Meru, the home of the gods, and usually surrounding a temple complex. Can be as long as 8 km, 2.2 km wide with dykes up to 17 m high.barb
1) another term for spinule (a small spine projecting from a larger spine)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Nördlicher Baray — 13.463233333333103.89461388889 Koordinaten: 13° 27′ 47,6″ N, 103° 53′ 40,6″ O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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