noun (plural corries)
A cirque, especially one in the mountains of Scotland.
- 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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