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Related to corrie: Corrie glacier
A round hollow in a hillside; a cirque.
[Scottish Gaelic coire, hollow, cauldron, from Old Irish, cauldron, whirlpool.]
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(Geological Science) geology another name for cirque1
[C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle]
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|Noun||1.||corrie - a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake|
basin - a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"
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