- The definition of a butte is a small and steep hill that stands alone in a plain.
An example of a butte is an elevated lookout point in a plain.
A butte in the desert.
a steep hill standing alone in a plain, esp. in the W U.S.; small mesa
Origin of butteFrench mound ; from Old French buter: see butt
nounChiefly Western US
A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping or vertical sides and a flat top.
Origin of butteFrench, from Old French butt, mound behind targets; see butt3.
West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
A city of southwest Montana south-southwest of Helena. It grew in the late 1800s as a mining town, especially after the discovery of copper.