Definition of corrie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒri/

noun (plural corries)

A cirque, especially one in the mountains of Scotland.
Example sentences
  • The features typically have their heads in corries in which there may be a small glacier, but this is not always seen.
  • Beyond the footbridge the narrow confines of the pass begin to widen out and one of Scotland's finest corries displays itself on the left.
  • We shared the mountain only with a couple of wandering botanists who eschewed the top to search for a rare flora in the mountain corrie.


Mid 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish coire 'cauldron, hollow'.

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