[bom-bey; French bawn-bey]
curving or swelling outward.
Compare swell front.
Origin of bombé
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(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
Word Origin for bombé
French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb
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
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