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Drôme

[drohm] /droʊm/
noun
1.
a department in SE France. 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km).
Capital: Valence.

-drome

1.
a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
Origin
combining form of Greek drómos dromos
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Drôme

/French drom/
noun
1.
a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)

-drome

combining form
1.
a course, racecourse: hippodrome
2.
a large place for a special purpose: aerodrome
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
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