variants or less commonly coombe or coomb
British : a deep narrow valley
British : a valley or basin on the flank of a hill

Word History


Middle English coumbe, cumbe, from Old English cumb, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cwm valley

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of combe was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Combe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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