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moutonnée

[ moot-n-ey ]
/ ˌmut nˈeɪ /
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adjective Geology.

noting or pertaining to a rock formation having a rounded outline like the back of a sheep, resulting from glacial action.

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Also called mou·ton·néed [moot-n-eyd] /ˌmut nˈeɪd/ .

Origin of moutonnée

First recorded in 1840–45; from French (roche) moutonnée “fleecy (rock),” past participle of moutonner “to have fleecy clouds”; see mouton, mutton1
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