Definition of kame in English:

kame

Syllabification: kame
Pronunciation: /kām
 
/

noun

Geology
  • A steep-sided mound of sand and gravel deposited by a melting ice sheet.
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    • Elsewhere, small mounds (kames) are formed of cross-stratified sand deposited by streams from the ice.
    • It is characterized by moraines of the Weichselian Pleniglacial with intercalated outwash sediments including kame deposits, dead-ice depressions with lakes, fens or wetlands, and Late Saalian moraines in the south.
    • Ice contact features known to early geologists included kettles (correctly interpreted by Whittlesey in 1859) and kames.

Origin

late 18th century: Scots form of comb.

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