noun Physical Geography.

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

Nearby words

  1. kamba,
  2. kambal,
  3. kamchadal,
  4. kamchatka,
  5. kamchatkan,
  6. kameez,
  7. kamehameha,
  8. kamehameha day,
  9. kamehameha i,
  10. kamelaukion

Origin of kame

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



noun Scot.

Origin of kame

dialectal variant of comb2

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British Dictionary definitions for kame



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



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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