nunatak

[nuhn-uh-tak]
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noun

a hill or mountain that has been completely encircled by a glacier.

Nearby words

  1. nun buoy,
  2. nun river,
  3. nun's cloth,
  4. nun's fiddle,
  5. nun's veiling,
  6. nunation,
  7. nunavut,
  8. nunc,
  9. nunc dimittis,
  10. nunchaku

Origin of nunatak

1875–80; < Inuit (West Greenlandic) nunataq

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British Dictionary definitions for nunatak

nunatak

noun

an isolated mountain peak projecting through the surface of surrounding glacial ice and supporting a distinct fauna and flora after recession of the ice

Word Origin for nunatak

C19: via Danish from Inuktitut

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