tombolo

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See also: tómbolo and tombolò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian tombolo (pillow), from Latin tumulus (mound), from tumeō (I swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɒmˈbəʊləʊ/

Noun[edit]

tombolo (plural tombolos)

  1. (geography) A spit of sand linking an island to the mainland (or to another island), formed by longshore drift.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tumulus (mound), from tumeō (I swell).

Noun[edit]

tombolo m (plural tomboli)

  1. lace pillow or cushion
  2. a podgy person

Verb[edit]

tombolo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tombolare