- a subordinate volcanic cone.
- a small mountain, hill, or mound.
Origin of monticule
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The great, slim basilica rises on its monticule as was planned.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
- 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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- A minor cone of a volcano.
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