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glen

[ glen ]
/ glɛn /
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noun
a small, narrow, secluded valley.
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Origin of glen

1480–90; <Irish, Scots Gaelic gleann; cognate with Welsh glynn

OTHER WORDS FROM glen

glenlike, adjective

Other definitions for glen (2 of 2)

Glen
[ glen ]
/ glɛn /

noun
a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for glen

glen
/ (ɡlɛn) /

noun
a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland

Derived forms of glen

glenlike, adjective

Word Origin for glen

C15: from Scottish Gaelic gleann, from Old Irish glend
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