- a ridge or mound of stratified drift left by a retreating ice sheet.
Origin of kame1
1860–65 for this sense; special use of Scots, N dial. kame comb (Middle English (dial.) camb, kambe, Old English camb, comb); see comb1
Origin of kame2
dialectal variant of comb2
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Examples from the Web for kame
Trixton Brent laughed, and Mrs. Kame, too, after a moment's hesitation.
And the first person she saw descend, after Hugh, was Mrs. Kame.
But Mrs. Kame insisted that Honora should cut in, and the others supported her.
"He's all right this morning," observed Mrs. Kame, critically.
"I'm afraid this first house-party is too much for her," said Mrs. Kame.
- an irregular mound or ridge of gravel, sand, etc, deposited by water derived from melting glaciers
C19: Scottish and northern English variant of comb
- A small hill or ridge consisting of layers of sand and gravel deposited by a meltwater stream at the margin of a melting glacier.
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