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hummock

[huhm-uh k] /ˈhʌm ək/
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
1545-1555
1545-55; humm- (akin to hump) + -ock
Related forms
hummocky, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hummocky

hummock

/ˈhʌmək/
noun
1.
a hillock; knoll
2.
a ridge or mound of ice in an ice field
3.
(mainly Southern US) Also called hammock. a wooded area lying above the level of an adjacent marsh
Derived Forms
hummocky, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin; compare hump, hammock
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Word Origin and History for hummocky

hummock

n.

"knoll, hillock," 1550s, originally nautical, "conical small hill on a seacoast," of obscure origin, though second element is diminutive 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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