Mott

[mot]
noun
  1. John Raleigh,1865–1955, U.S. religious leader: Nobel Peace Prize 1946.
  2. Lucretia Coffin,1793–1880, U.S. social reformer: advocate of women's rights.
  3. Sir Nev·ill Francis [nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/, 1905–96, British physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry; Nobel Prize 1977.

motte

or mott

[mot]
noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a grove or clump of trees in prairie land or open country.

Origin of motte

1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish mata; Spanish: grove, plantation, perhaps < Late Latin matta mat1
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motte

noun
  1. history a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected

Word Origin for motte

C14: see moat
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