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cwm

[koom]
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noun
  1. cirque(def 1).

Origin of cwm

1850–55; < Welsh: valley. See combe
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Examples from the Web for cwms

Historical Examples

  • The moaning of the wind in the great mountain gullies and cwms rendered the scene both awful and sublime.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book

    R. Rice Davies

  • The howling of the winds in the cwms and dingles which run down the p. 13mountain on every side was really appalling.

  • The break in the ridge may be reached either by following the ridge itself or from the cwms on either side of it.

  • These cwms are occasionally visited for the sake of the waterfalls, two or three of which are exceedingly fine.


British Dictionary definitions for cwms

cwm

noun
  1. (in Wales) a valley
  2. geology another name for cirque (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for cwms

cwm

n.

1853, from Welsh cwm "coomb" (see coomb).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cwms in Science

cwm

[kōōm]
  1. See cirque.
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