There are 2 definitions of butte in English:

butte

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Pronunciation: /bjuːt
 
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noun

North American & • technical
  • An isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa).
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    • Located in southeastern Utah, Canyonlands encompasses high mesas and buttes, burnt red sandstone pinnacles and arches, and a myriad of canyons and deep gorges cut by the Green and Colorado Rivers.
    • He explained the difference between the mesas and buttes in the distance and challenged us to find images of birds, couples dancing joyfully, and snakes in the sticklike forms of petroglyphs.
    • The park shows off some of the most striking landscapes of sandstone buttes, mesas, and spires in the entire Southwest.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, 'mound', from Old French but, of unknown origin (compare with butt2).

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There are 2 definitions of butte in English:

Butte

Syllabification: Butte

Entry from US English dictionary

  • A city in southwestern Montana, noted as a mining center; population 32,119 (est. 2008).

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