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monticle

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒntɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of monticle in English:

noun

rare
A small mountain or hill.
Example sentences
  • The topography immediately changes from the high mountains composed of purple and green shales into low monticles characteristic of the coal field.
  • Of these natural hillocks, an illustration is found in the chalk monticle on which Corfe Castle is built.
  • The old castle and fortress of Guevara is perched on the crown of what Captain Dalgetty would call a monticle, rising very abruptly out of the most arid and dry plain it was ever my fortune to visit.

Origin

late 15th century: French, from late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mons, mont- 'mountain'.

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