hummock

[huhm-uhk]
noun
1.
Also, hammock. an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
2.
a knoll or hillock.
3.
Also, hommock. a ridge in an ice field.

Origin:
1545–55; humm- (akin to hump) + -ock

hummocky, adjective
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hummock (ˈhʌmək)
 
n
1.  a hillock; knoll
2.  a ridge or mound of ice in an ice field
3.  chiefly (Southern US) Also called: hammock a wooded area lying above the level of an adjacent marsh
 
[C16: of uncertain origin; compare hump, hammock]
 
'hummocky
 
adj

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hummock
"knoll, hillock," 1555, originally nautical, "conical small hill on a seacoast," of obscure origin, though second element is dim. suffix -ock. In Florida, where the local form is hammock, it means a clump of hardwood trees on a knoll in a swamp or on a key.
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Example sentences
Water is toted from a nearby artesian well about which a hummock of ice is growing.
Habitats are level flats with shallow water tables and hummock-and-hollow microtopography.
The bog surface is often uneven, with pronounced hummock and hollow microtopography.
The surface topography is hummock and hollow with fluctuating surface water levels in between the hummocks.
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