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A large glacially eroded basin with a steep headwall and sides surrounding an rounded depression to create a bowl or natural amphitheatre.
Scots Gaelic coire – “cauldron”, “whirlpool”, “hollow”, “kettle”
NB The Corryvreckan whirpool from Gaelic Coire Bhreacain translated as “whirpool of the freckle” or “whirlpool of the plaid”