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corrie

[kawr-ee, kor-ee] /ˈkɔr i, ˈkɒr i/
noun, Scot.
1.
a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain.
Origin of corrie
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95, corrie is from the Scots Gaelic word coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow
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corrie

/ˈkɒrɪ/
noun
1.
(geology) another name for cirque (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle
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