[ mon-ti-kyool ]
/ ˈmɒn tɪˌkyul /
a subordinate volcanic cone.
a small mountain, hill, or mound.
Words nearby monticule
Origin of monticule
OTHER WORDS FROM monticulemon·tic·u·late [mon-tik-yuh-lit] /mɒnˈtɪk yə lɪt/, mon·tic·u·lous, adjective
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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|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for monticule
/ (ˈmɒntɪˌkjuːl) /
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
[ mŏn′tĭ-kyōōl′ ]
A minor cone of a volcano.
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