kame

1
[keym]

Origin of kame

1
1860–65 for this sense; special use of Scots, N dial. kame comb (Middle English (dial.) camb, kambe, Old English camb, comb); see comb1

kame

2
[keym]
noun Scot.
  1. combe.

Origin of kame

2
dialectal variant of comb2
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kame

noun
  1. 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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kame in Science

kame

[kām]
  1. 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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