monticule

[mon-ti-kyool]

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for monticule

Historical Examples of monticule


British Dictionary definitions for monticule

monticule

noun
  1. 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

monticule in Science

monticule

[mŏntĭ-kyōōl′]
  1. A minor cone of a volcano.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.