DrômePronunciation: (drōm), [key]
a department in SE France. 361,847; 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km). Cap.:
a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome
); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome
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