Definition of monticule in English:


Syllabification: mon·ti·cule
Pronunciation: /ˈmäntiˌkyo͞ol


  • 1A small hill.
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    • And so, she found shelter under a mossy nook nearby that protruded from a monticule of earth.
  • 1.1A small mound caused by a volcanic eruption.
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    • The tourist spot is a monticule, or minor cone of a volcano.


late 18th century: from French, from late Latin monticulus, diminutive of mons, mont- 'mountain'.

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