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hummock

[ huhm-uhk ]
/ ˈhʌm ək /
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noun
Also hammock. an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
a knoll or hillock.
Also hommock. a ridge in an ice field.
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Origin of hummock

1545–55; humm- (akin to hump) + -ock

OTHER WORDS FROM hummock

hum·mock·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hummock

hummock
/ (ˈhʌmək) /

noun
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

Derived forms of hummock

hummocky, adjective

Word Origin for hummock

C16: of uncertain origin; compare hump, hammock
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