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rognon

noun
  1. mountaineering an isolated rock outcrop on a glacier
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Word Origin

C20: literally: kidney
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Examples from the Web for rognon

Historical Examples

  • The name of the Chef Rtisseur, curiously enough, was Rognon.

    Belgium

    George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond

  • Across this portion of the glacier we proceeded westward, purposing to attempt the ascent at the Rognon side.

  • Among its more important affluents are, on the right the Rognon, and on the left the Blaise.