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Definition of corrie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

corrie

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BrE BrE//ˈkɒri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːri//
 
, NAmE//ˈkɑːri//
 
(also cirque, cwm) (geology) Mountains and valleys
 
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a round hollow area in the side of a mountain See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish coire ‘cauldron, hollow’.

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