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kame1

[keym] /keɪm/
noun, Physical Geography
1.
a ridge or mound of stratified drift left by a retreating ice sheet.
Origin of kame1
1860-1865
1860-65 for this sense; special use of Scots, N dial. kame comb (Middle English (dial.) camb, kambe, Old English camb, comb); see comb1

kame2

[keym] /keɪm/
noun, Scot.
1.
Origin
dialectal variant of comb2
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Examples from the web for kame
  • Outwash deposits also form a highly irregular and unorganized morphology called kame and kettle terrain.
  • The kame terraces were left standing after the disappearance of the ice.
  • Deposited chiefly in river deltas but also may represent kame deltas.
British Dictionary definitions for kame

kame

/keɪm/
noun
1.
an irregular mound or ridge of gravel, sand, etc, deposited by water derived from melting glaciers
Word Origin
C19: Scottish and northern English variant of comb
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kame in Science
kame
  (kām)   
A small hill or ridge consisting of layers of sand and gravel deposited by a meltwater stream at the margin of a melting glacier.
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