monadnock

[muh-nad-nok]
noun
  1. Physical Geography. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
  2. (initial capital letter) Mount, a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3186 feet (971 meters).

Origin of monadnock

1735–45, Americanism; after (Grand) Monadnock (earlier name of Mount Monadnock) < a S New England Algonquian name, literally, isolated mountain
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monadnock

noun
  1. a residual hill that consists of hard rock in an otherwise eroded area

Word Origin for monadnock

C19: named after Mount Monadnock, in New Hampshire
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monadnock in Science

monadnock

[mə-nădnŏk′]
  1. A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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