[ bom, bomb; French bawnb ]
/ bɒm, bɒmb; French bɔ̃b /

noun, plural bombes [bomz, bombz; French bawnb] /bɒmz, bɒmbz; French bɔ̃b/.

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

Definition for bombe (2 of 2)


[ bom-bey; French bawn-bey ]
/ bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃ˈbeɪ /

adjective Furniture.

curving or swelling outward.
Also bombed.
Compare swell front.

Origin of bombé

1900–05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb (bombe bomb + adj. suffix < Latin -ātus -ate1) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bombe (1 of 2)


/ (bɒmb) /


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 for bombe

C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape

British Dictionary definitions for bombe (2 of 2)


/ (bɒmˈbeɪ, French bɔ̃be) /


(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape

Word Origin for bombé

French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb
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