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bombe

1

[ bom, bomb; French bawnb ]

noun

, plural bombes [bomz, bombz, baw, n, b].
  1. a round or melon-shaped frozen mold made from a combination of ice creams, mousses, or ices.


bombé

2

[ bom-bey; French bawn-bey ]

adjective

, Furniture.
  1. curving or swelling outward.

bombe

1

/ bɒmb /

noun

  1. Also calledbombe 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


bombé

2

/ bɒmˈbeɪ; bɔ̃be /

adjective

  1. (of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bombe1

1890–95; < French: literally, bomb, from its shape

Origin of bombe2

1900–05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb ( bombe bomb + adj. suffix < Latin -ātus -ate 1 )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bombe1

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

Origin of bombe2

French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb

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Example Sentences

The bombe depended on knowing phrases that were likely to repeat in messages.

The expression plays on the popular French saying "Je suis la bombe", which translates roughly as "I am the best".

Her Paris life was hectic; or, as the Boulevardiers put it, elle faisait la bombe.

Les hommes en particulier devaient avoir une poitrine large et bombe, un torse puissant, des membres muscls.

Always beat whites of eggs on a platter or in a large cake bowl or bombe with a whip, not with a revolving beater.

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

The menu consisted of dishes with such improvised names as "crevettes l'Amricaine," "bombe la Lincoln," etc.

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