Southwest a small grove of trees
Origin of motteAmerican Spanish mata from Late Latin matta, a cover, mat
A copse or small stand of trees on a prairie.
Origin of motteAmerican Spanish mata from Spanish shrub probably from Late Latin matta mat ; see mat 1.
A flat-topped mound of earth, often made artificially in the Middle Ages, on which was built a wooden or stone defensive structure.
Origin of motteFrom French from Old French mote mound ; see moat .
From Old French motte (“mound, hillcock").