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combe

 (ko͞om)
n. Chiefly British
1. also coom or coombe (ko͞om)
a. A steep, deep valley, especially one running down to the sea.
b. A dry, bowl-shaped valley or hollow on the side of a hill.
2. See cirque.

[Middle English coumb, hollow, valley, from Old English cumb, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cwm, valley.]

combe

(kuːm) or

comb

n
(Physical Geography) variant spellings of coomb

combe

(kum, koʊm)

n. Brit.
a valley enclosed on all but one side.
[before 1000; Old English cumb valley < British Celtic; compare cwm]
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