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[bom, bomb; French bawnb] /bɒm, bɒmb; French bɔ̃b/
noun, plural bombes
[bomz, bombz; French bawnb] /bɒmz, bɒmbz; French bɔ̃b/ (Show IPA)
a round or melon-shaped frozen mold made from a combination of ice creams, mousses, or ices.
Origin of bombe
1890-95; < French: literally, bomb, from its shape


[bom-bey; French bawn-bey] /bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃ˈbeɪ/
adjective, Furniture.
curving or swelling outward.
Also, bombed.
Compare swell front.
1900-05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb (bombe bomb + adj. suffix < Latin -ātus -ate1) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for bombe
Historical Examples
  • A maitre d'hôtel suggested melons and a suprème with a bombe to follow.

  • "I think I do," I said, with an expressive nod at the remnants of the bombe melting slowly in the dish.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The menu consisted of dishes with such improvised names as "crevettes l'Amricaine," "bombe la Lincoln," etc.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • Always beat whites of eggs on a platter or in a large cake bowl or bombe with a whip, not with a revolving beater.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for bombe


Also called bombe glacée. a dessert of ice cream lined or filled with custard, cake crumbs, etc
a mould shaped like a bomb in which this dessert is made
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape


/bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃be/
(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
Word Origin
French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombebomb
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