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bombé

[bom-bey; French bawn-bey] /bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃ˈbeɪ/
adjective, Furniture.
1.
curving or swelling outward.
Also, bombed.
Compare swell front.
Origin of bombé
1900-1905
1900-05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb (bombe bomb + adj. suffix < Latin -ātus -ate1)
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  • The bombé forehead is characteristic of hydrocephaly, but may occur also in the scaphoid cranium.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for bombé

bombé

/bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃be/
adjective
1.
(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
Word Origin
French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombebomb

bombe

/bɒmb/
noun
1.
Also called bombe glacée. a dessert of ice cream lined or filled with custard, cake crumbs, etc
2.
a mould shaped like a bomb in which this dessert is made
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape
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