cluse

noun
\ ˈklüz \
plural -s

Definition of cluse

: a narrow gorge cutting transversely through an otherwise continuous ridge

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History and Etymology for cluse

French, from Middle French (dialect), from Medieval Latin clusa, from Latin, feminine of clusus, clausus, past participle of claudere to close

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“Cluse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cluse. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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