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Term: Cirque
Definition: (from the French) An armchair-shaped hollow with steep sides and back wall, formed as a result of glacial erosion high on a mountainside, and often containing a rock basin with a tarn (q.v.) (known as corrie or cwm in Britain).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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