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combe

[koom, kohm] /kum, koʊm/
noun, British
1.
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

/kuːm/
noun
1.
variant spellings of coomb

coomb

/kuːm/
noun
1.
(mainly Southern English) a short valley or deep hollow, esp in chalk areas
2.
(mainly Northern English) another name for cirque
Word Origin
Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley
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