monadnock mount


Physical Geography. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
(initial capital letter) a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3186 feet (971 meters).

1735–45, Americanism; after (Grand) Monadnock (earlier name of Mount Monadnock) < a S New England Algonquian name, literally, isolated mountain Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
monadnock (məˈnædnɒk)
a residual hill that consists of hard rock in an otherwise eroded area
[C19: named after Mount Monadnock, in New Hampshire]

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monadnock   (mə-nād'nŏk')  Pronunciation Key 
A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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