hillock

[ hil-uh k ]
/ ˈhɪl ək /

noun

a small hill.

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Origin of hillock

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hillock

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

hillock
/ (ˈhɪlək) /

noun

a small hill or mound

Derived forms of hillock

hillocked or hillocky, adjective

Word Origin for hillock

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

hillock
[ hĭlək ]

n.

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