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[kawr-ee, kor-ee]
noun Scot.
  1. a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain.
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Origin of corrie

First recorded in 1785–95, corrie is from the Scots Gaelic word coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow
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  1. geology another name for cirque (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle
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