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monticule

[mon-ti-kyool]
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noun
  1. a subordinate volcanic cone.
  2. a small mountain, hill, or mound.
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Origin of monticule

1790–1800; < Late Latin monticulus, equivalent to Latin monti- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -culus -cule1
Related formsmon·tic·u·late [mon-tik-yuh-lit] /mɒnˈtɪk yə lɪt/, mon·tic·u·lous, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The great, slim basilica rises on its monticule as was planned.

    Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

    Francis Miltoun


British Dictionary definitions for monticule

monticule

noun
  1. a small hill or mound, such as a secondary volcanic cone
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Word Origin

C18: via French from Late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mons mountain
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monticule in Science

monticule

[mŏntĭ-kyōōl′]
  1. A minor cone of a volcano.
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