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nunatak

[nuhn-uh-tak] /ˈnʌn əˌtæk/
noun
1.
a hill or mountain that has been completely encircled by a glacier.
Origin of nunatak
1875-1880
1875-80; < Inuit (West Greenlandic) nunataq
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  • The ice margin lie across the top of the bluff a few rods east of the point, the latter projecting as a nunatak.
British Dictionary definitions for nunatak

nunatak

/ˈnʌnəˌtæk/
noun
1.
an isolated mountain peak projecting through the surface of surrounding glacial ice and supporting a distinct fauna and flora after recession of the ice
Word Origin
C19: via Danish from Inuktitut
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