Cwm

A great word to get you out of a fix in Scrabble perhaps, cwm was the word-of-the-day on Anu Garg’s wonderful website, wordsmith.org, not so long ago.  Cwm is a Welsh word, of course.  It is pronounced “koom,” and it is a  “steep bowl-shaped mountain basin, carved by glaciers. Also known as cirque.”  Garg gives a picture of a cwm as well that can be seen here.

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