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A dessert consisting of two or more layers of variously flavored ice cream frozen in a round or melon-shaped mold.
[French (from its shape); see bomb.]
Curving or bulging outward. Used of furniture.
[French, from bombe, bomb; see bomb.]
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1. (Cookery) Also called: bombe glacée a dessert of ice cream lined or filled with custard, cake crumbs, etc
2. (Cookery) a mould shaped like a bomb in which this dessert is made
[C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape]
bombé(bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃be)
(Furniture) (of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
[French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb]
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a frozen round mold of ice cream usu. filled with custard.
[1890–95; < French: literally, bomb, from its shape]
(of furniture) curving or swelling outward.
[1900–05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb]
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