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roche moutonnée

Line breaks: roche mou¦ton|née
Pronunciation: /ˌrɒʃ muːˈtɒneɪ
 
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Definition of roche moutonnée in English:

noun (plural roches moutonnées pronounced same)

Geology
A small bare outcrop of rock shaped by glacial erosion, with one side smooth and gently sloping and the other steep, rough, and irregular.
Example sentences
  • This ice flow is also associated with striae and roches moutonnées in the valley north of Cadair Idris.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'fleecy rock'.

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