[ hil-uh k ]
/ ˈhɪl ək /


a small hill.

Origin of hillock

First recorded in 1350–1400, hillock is from the Middle English word hilloc. See hill, -ock

Related forms

hill·ocked, hill·ock·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hillock


/ (ˈhɪlək) /


a small hill or mound

Derived Forms

hillocked or hillocky, adjective

Word Origin for hillock

C14 hilloc, from hill + -ock
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Medicine definitions for hillock


[ hĭlək ]


A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, a tissue, or other structure.
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