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



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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