combe

[koom, kohm]
noun British.
a narrow valley or deep hollow, especially one enclosed on all but one side.
Also, comb, coomb, coombe.


Origin:
Old English cumb valley < British Celtic; cf. cwm

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combe or comb (kuːm)
 
n
variant spellings of coomb
 
comb or comb
 
n

coomb, combe, coombe or comb (kuːm)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Southern English) a short valley or deep hollow, esp in chalk areas
2.  chiefly (Northern English) another name for cirque
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
combe, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
coombe, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
comb, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]

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