butte

[ byoot ]
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nounWestern U.S. and Canada.
  1. an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land.

Origin of butte

1
1650–60, Americanism;<North American French; French: low hill, mound, Old French: landmark, target, apparently feminine derivative of butbutt2

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Butte
[ byoot ]

noun
  1. a city in SW Montana: mining center.

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British Dictionary definitions for butte

butte

/ (bjuːt) /


noun
  1. Western US and Canadian an isolated steep-sided flat-topped hill

Origin of butte

1
C19: from French, from Old French bute mound behind a target, from but target; see butt ²

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Scientific definitions for butte

butte

[ byōōt ]


  1. A steep-sided hill with a flat top, often standing alone in an otherwise flat area. A butte is smaller than a mesa.

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