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monadnock

[muh-nad-nok] /məˈnæd nɒk/
noun
1.
Physical Geography. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
2.
(initial capital letter) Mount, a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3186 feet (971 meters).
Origin of monadnock
1735-1745
1735-45, Americanism; after (Grand) Monadnock (earlier name of Mount Monadnock) < a S New England Algonquian name, literally, isolated mountain
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monadnock

/məˈnædnɒk/
noun
1.
a residual hill that consists of hard rock in an otherwise eroded area
Word Origin
C19: named after Mount Monadnock, in New Hampshire
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monadnock
  (mə-nād'nŏk')   
A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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