monticule

[ mon-ti-kyool ]
/ ˈmɒn tɪˌkyul /
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noun

a subordinate volcanic cone.
a small mountain, hill, or mound.

Nearby words

  1. monthly,
  2. monthly meeting,
  3. monticellite,
  4. monticello,
  5. monticulate,
  6. monticulus,
  7. montilla,
  8. montluçon,
  9. montmagny,
  10. montmartre

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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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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Science definitions for monticule

monticule

[ mŏntĭ-kyōōl′ ]

A minor cone of a volcano.
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