bombe

noun
\ ˈbäm , ˈbōⁿ(m)b \

Definition of bombe 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a frozen dessert usually containing ice cream and formed in layers in a mold

bombé

adjective
bom·bé | \ (ˌ)bäm-ˈbā , (ˌ)bōⁿ- \
variants: or bombe

Definition of bombé (Entry 2 of 2)

: having outward curving lines usually used of furniture

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While Alan Turing was organizing large-scale attacks on enigma codes using algorithms and large electromechanical devices called bombes, Elizebeth was more narrowly focused on a couple of Enigma’s systems being used by Nazi spies. National Geographic, "This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis," 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bombe

Noun

1878, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bombe

Noun

borrowed from French, literally, "bomb" — more at bomb entry 1

Adjective

French, from bombe

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Medical Definition of bombé 

— see iris bombé

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