inselberg

[ in-suh l-burg, -zuh l- ]
/ ˈɪn səlˌbɜrg, -zəl- /

noun Physical Geography.


Nearby words

  1. insectivorous,
  2. insectivorous bat,
  3. insectology,
  4. insecure,
  5. insecurity,
  6. inseminate,
  7. insemination,
  8. insemination ,
  9. inseminator,
  10. insenescence

Origin of inselberg

1895–1900; < German, equivalent to Insel island + Berg mountain

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British Dictionary definitions for inselberg

inselberg

/ (ˈɪnzəlˌbɜːɡ) /

noun

an isolated rocky hill rising abruptly from a flat plain

Word Origin for inselberg

from German, from Insel island + Berg mountain

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