Definition of bombé in English:

bombé

adjective

  • (of furniture) rounded.

    • ‘Leading the auction was the highly important circa 1765-1780, Robert ‘King’ Hooper Chippendale bombe chest-on-chest of Boston origin, one of six known.’
    • ‘This antique sage & white hand painted bombe chests console features beautiful floral motifs.’
    • ‘Then, with a puffed chest and plump sides, the bombé, or convex commode, made a grand entrance.’
    • ‘Incorporate a stylish period look with any of these bombe, or bombay, chests featuring elegant curved lines for display anywhere in the home.’
    • ‘60 pieces of case goods and antiques were evaluated on the TV show, including a bombé curio with hand-painted courtship scene, in French Court finish, at $2,000.’

Origin

Early 20th century: French, literally swollen out.

Pronunciation:

bombé

/ˈbɒ̃beɪ//French bɔ̃be/

Definition of bombe in English:

bombe

noun

  • 1A frozen dome-shaped dessert.

    • ‘Philip assures me that it is not difficult, and only a little practice is needed to make a perfect bombe.’
    • ‘I liked the less copious desserts best, like vanilla tapioca pudding, and a fromage blanc bombe served in a cooling consommé of fresh berries.’
    • ‘To top it off I chose a frozen hazelnut praline ice cream bombe with a caramelised sugar crust.’
    • ‘The three-course feast concluded with a grand ice cream bombe topped with sparklers.’
    • ‘The birthday piece de resistance - the ice cream bombe loaded with sparklers.’
    • ‘Cassata, a bombe filled with hazelnut crème, has the audacity to combine chocolate with ricotta cheese and turns out bizarrely addictive.’
    • ‘Jayne declined, but I picked pecan and toffee bombe.’
    • ‘For instance, an ice-cream bombe is the same shape as a Christmas pudding, but lighter and more refreshing.’
    • ‘Icebox cake is kind of a cheat: It's really closer to a bombe, but it's so rich we'll forgive the false advertising.’
    • ‘To finish the bombes, preheat the fryer to 375 degrees.’
    • ‘I had a mint chocolate bombe - green mint ice cream covered in choc-ice style chocolate.’
    • ‘The chocolate-caramel bombe is nowhere near as complicated as its explanation on the menu, and a raspberry napoleon is simple - as it should be.’
    • ‘Then you'll have a classic ice cream bombe shape.’
    • ‘It featured a bog-standard list of frozen desserts, of which Gav picked the chocolate bombe to share with Jen and I went for the chocolate cake, all of which came to £7.50.’
    • ‘I ordered the strawberry bombe, which came in a pool of strawberry sauce.’
    • ‘This wine is an ideal accompaniment for a fruit bombe.’
    1. 1.1A dome-shaped mould in which a bombe is made.

Origin

French, literally bomb.

Pronunciation:

bombe

/ˈbɒ̃beɪ//French bɔ̃be/