monadnock

[ muh-nad-nok ]
/ məˈnæd nɒk /

noun

Physical Geography. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
(initial capital letter)Mount, a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3,186 feet (971 meters).

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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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British Dictionary definitions for monadnock

monadnock
/ (məˈnædnɒk) /

noun

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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Scientific definitions for monadnock

monadnock
[ mə-nădnŏk′ ]

A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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