Origin of hummock
Examples from the Web for hummocky
Bullets spattered on the hummocky sod of the prairie around him.Heroes of the Middle West
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The Frost intense—and a good deal of hummocky ice to sail through.Miss Eden's Letters
This reef is very broken and hummocky and has a rocky bottom and depths from 14 to 20 fathoms.Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Walter H. Rich
The hummocky mountains still retained their general figure in the more interior parts.
There's a sort of dell down here in front of us, where the ground seems all hilly and humpy and hummocky.The Wind in the Willows
- 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
Word Origin and History for hummocky
"knoll, hillock," 1550s, originally nautical, "conical small hill on a seacoast," of obscure origin, though second element is diminutive suffix -ock. In Florida, where the local form is hammock, it means a clump of hardwood trees on a knoll in a swamp or on a key.