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mogote

[muh-goh-tee] /məˈgoʊ ti/
noun
1.
a residual hillock of limestone, honeycombed with cavities.
2.
Southwestern U.S. a patch of thickly grown brush or dense shrubbery.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < American Spanish, Spanish: knoll, stack of sheaves
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(from Spanish pepino, "cucumber"), also called Hum (Serbo-Croatian: "hill"), or Haystack Hill, conical hill of residual limestone in a deeply eroded karst region. Pepino hills generally form on relatively flat-lying limestones that are jointed in large rectangles. In an alternating wet and dry climate, high areas become increasingly hard and resistant while low areas are subjected to greater erosion and solution. In some places, such as the Kwangsi area of China, pepino hills may have almost vertical sides and may be riddled with caves. Pepino hills develop to greater heights in regions having subtropical or equatorial rainfall and are then generally called mogotes (Spanish: "hillocks").

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