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bombé

[bom-bey; French bawn-bey]
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adjective Furniture.
  1. curving or swelling outward.
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Also bombed.
Compare swell front.

Origin of bombé

1900–05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb (bombe bomb + adj. suffix < Latin -ātus -ate1)
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British Dictionary definitions for bombé

bombé

adjective
  1. (of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
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Word Origin

French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb

bombe

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
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Word Origin

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