kame

noun
\ˈkām \

Definition of kame 

: a short ridge, hill, or mound of stratified drift deposited by glacial meltwater

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The sinewy hill and its glacial cousins — moraines, kettles and kames — make for a challenging winter hike, especially in deep snow. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 of Wisconsin's best state parks to visit in winter," 8 Feb. 2018 Debris dragged along the landscape deposited in rounded hills, or kames, along with steep ridges known as eskers and moraines; and deep holes were scooped from the earth to form kettles. Chelsey Lewis, chicagotribune.com, "A backpacking adventure close to Milwaukee: the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of kame

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kame

Scots, kame, comb, from Middle English (northern) camb comb, from Old English

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