- also coom or coombe a. A steep, deep valley, especially one running down to the sea.b. A dry, bowl-shaped valley or hollow on the side of a hill.
- See cirque.
Origin of combeMiddle English coumb, hollow, valley, from Old English cumb, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cwm, valley.
- Used, especially in South West England, in many placenames
Old English cumb, perhaps from a Celtic source (compare Welsh cwm).