nunatak

[ nuhn-uh-tak ]
/ ˈnʌn əˌtæk /

noun

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

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Origin of nunatak

1875–80; <Inuit (West Greenlandic) nunataq
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British Dictionary definitions for nunatak

nunatak
/ (ˈnʌnəˌtæk) /

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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