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monticule

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

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Late Latin monticulus, equivalent to Latin monti- (stem of mōns “mountain”) + -culus diminutive noun suffix. See mount2, -cle1

OTHER WORDS FROM monticule

mon·tic·u·late [mon-tik-yuh-lit], /mɒnˈtɪk yə lɪt/, mon·tic·u·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monticule

monticule
/ (ˈmɒntɪˌkjuːl) /

noun
a small hill or mound, such as a secondary volcanic cone

Word Origin for monticule

C18: via French from Late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mons mountain
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Scientific definitions for monticule

monticule
[ mŏntĭ-kyōōl′ ]

A minor cone of a volcano.
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