Drôme

[ drohm ]
/ droʊm /

noun

a department in SE France. 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km). Capital: Valence.

Definition for drome (2 of 2)

-drome

a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).

Origin of -drome

combining form of Greek drómos dromos
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British Dictionary definitions for drome (1 of 2)

Drôme

/ (French drom) /

noun

a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for drome (2 of 2)

-drome

n combining form

a course, racecoursehippodrome
a large place for a special purposeaerodrome

Word Origin for -drome

via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
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