Definition of monticule in English:

monticule

Syllabification: mon·ti·cule
Pronunciation: /ˈmäntiˌkyo͞ol
 
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noun

1A small hill.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • The tourist spot is a monticule, or minor cone of a volcano.

Origin

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

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