noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
Origin of motte
Examples from the Web for motte
The American leaders, knowing that this was the home of Mrs. Motte, took counsel with her.
However this may be the mound of earth is all that is now visible as a reminder of Mrs. Motte's sacrifice.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
Three daughters came to the Motte home, and the family lived quietly until the outbreak of the Revolution.
Mrs. Motte divided her time between her invalid husband, her timid daughters, and the invaders.
The hunters, at the suggestion, galloped off to surround the motte.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid