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cwm

[koom] /kum/
noun
1.
cirque (def 1).
Origin of cwm
1850-1855
1850-55; < Welsh: valley. See combe
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  • The moaning of the wind in the great mountain gullies and cwms rendered the scene both awful and sublime.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • The howling of the winds in the cwms and dingles which run down the p. 13mountain on every side was really appalling.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • The break in the ridge may be reached either by following the ridge itself or from the cwms on either side of it.

  • These cwms are occasionally visited for the sake of the waterfalls, two or three of which are exceedingly fine.

British Dictionary definitions for cwms

cwm

/kuːm/
noun
1.
(in Wales) a valley
2.
(geology) another name for cirque (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for cwms

cwm

n.

1853, from Welsh cwm "coomb" (see coomb).

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cwms in Science
cwm
  (km)   
See cirque.
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