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Mott

[mot] /mɒt/
noun
1.
John Raleigh, 1865–1955, U.S. religious leader: Nobel Peace Prize 1946.
2.
Lucretia Coffin, 1793–1880, U.S. social reformer: advocate of women's rights.
3.
Sir Nevill Francis
[nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/ (Show IPA),
1905–96, British physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry; Nobel Prize 1977.

motte

or mott

[mot] /mɒt/
noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
1.
a grove or clump of trees in prairie land or open country.
Origin of motte
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish mata; Spanish: grove, plantation, perhaps < Late Latin matta mat1
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motte

/mɒt/
noun
1.
(history) a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected
Word Origin
C14: see moat
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