combe

or comb, coomb, coombe

[ koom, kohm ]
/ kum, koʊm /

noun British.

a narrow valley or deep hollow, especially one enclosed on all but one side.

Origin of combe

Old English cumb valley < British Celtic; cf. cwm

Definition for coombe (2 of 2)

coomb1

or coombe

[ koom, kohm ]
/ kum, koʊm /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for coombe (1 of 2)

combe

comb

/ (kuːm) /

noun

variant spellings of coomb

British Dictionary definitions for coombe (2 of 2)

coomb

combe, coombe or comb

/ (kuːm) /

noun

mainly Southern English a short valley or deep hollow, esp in chalk areas
mainly Northern English another name for cirque

Word Origin for coomb

Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley
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