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combe Line breaks: combe
(also coomb or coombe)

Definition of combe in English:

noun

1British A short valley or hollow on a hillside or coastline, especially in southern England.
Example sentences
  • The return route used a short section of the Ridgeway and then the footpath down a sheltered coombe and a short roam on newly mapped access land.
  • It has 300 miles of exquisite coastline, the bleak beauty of Dartmoor, a chunk of unspoilt Exmoor, as well as its characteristic combes, vast hanging copses of oak and beech, and rugged, still-healthy rivers.
  • There are several loops which take you down into the steep, thickly wooded ‘combes’ beneath the hills.
1.1 Geology A dry valley in a limestone or chalk escarpment.

Origin

Old English cumb, occurring in charters in the names of places in southern England, many of which survive; of Celtic origin, related to cwm.

Words that rhyme with combe

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, Hume, illume, inhume, Khartoum, khoum, loom, neume, perfume, plume, presume, resume, rheum, room, spume, subsume, tomb, vroom, whom, womb, zoom

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