AskDefine | Define combe

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  1. alternative spelling of coombe

Extensive Definition

A combe or (variant spellings) coombe, coomb or cwm (from Welsh) is the uppermost part of a valley.
Another definition: a short valley or hollow on a hill or coastline. Combes are generally dry valleys in a limestone or chalk escarpment. The term is commonly used in the West Country and in Wales, and may form part of a place name, such as Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, etc. The common English place name Compton has the same derivation.

Place names

Places with combe as one word in part of their name


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