bombe

[ 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.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of bombe

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

Definition for bombe (2 of 2)

bombé
[ 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 (bombebomb + adj. suffix <Latin -ātus-ate1)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for bombe (1 of 2)

bombe
/ (bɒmb) /

noun

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)

bombé
/ (bɒmˈbeɪ, French bɔ̃be) /

adjective

(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape

Word Origin for bombé

French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012