monadnock

[ muh-nad-nok ]
/ məˈnæd nɒk /
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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. 3186 feet (971 meters).

Nearby words

  1. monad,
  2. monadelphous,
  3. monades,
  4. monadic,
  5. monadism,
  6. monadology,
  7. monaghan,
  8. monal,
  9. monandrous,
  10. monandry

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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Science 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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