motte

or mott

[mot]

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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