Origin of hummock
Examples from the Web for hummock
There it is to your hand, if I am not much mistaken, said Johnson, pointing to a hummock close by.The Field of Ice
The doctor soon reached the hummock which concealed Johnson.
The greatness of other men is a hummock, over which we can still leap.The Sayings Of Confucius
He perceived that he had misjudged the height of the hummock.Harbor Tales Down North
Getting clear of the hummock, we were now in more open ground.In the Wilds of Florida
- a hillock; knoll
- a ridge or mound of ice in an ice field
- Also called: hammock mainly Southern US a wooded area lying above the level of an adjacent marsh
Word Origin and History for hummock
"knoll, hillock," 1550s, originally nautical, "conical small hill on a seacoast," of obscure origin, though second element is diminutive suffix -ock. In Florida, where the local form is hammock, it means a clump of hardwood trees on a knoll in a swamp or on a key.