kame

1
[ keym ]
/ keɪm /

noun Physical Geography.

a ridge or mound of stratified drift left by a retreating ice sheet.

Origin of kame

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1860–65 for this sense; special use of Scots, N dial. kame comb (Middle English (dial.) camb, kambe, Old English camb, comb); see comb1

Definition for kame (2 of 2)

kame

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[ keym ]
/ keɪm /

noun Scot.

Origin of kame

2
dialectal variant of comb2
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British Dictionary definitions for kame

kame

/ (keɪm) /

noun

an irregular mound or ridge of gravel, sand, etc, deposited by water derived from melting glaciers

Word Origin for kame

C19: Scottish and northern English variant of comb
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Science definitions for kame

kame

[ kām ]

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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