Origin of butteFr, mound from Old French buter: see butt
A butte in the desert.
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 steep, flat-topped hill surrounded by a plain, esp. in the W U.S.; a remnant of a mesa; small mesa
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 butt 3.
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.x
A steep-sided hill with a flat top, often standing alone in an otherwise flat area. A butte is smaller than a mesa.
- The Butte, Anaconda & Pacific railway carries ore from the mines at Butte to the smelters at Anaconda.
- Other discoveries about Butte followed, and the output of copper increased from I I,01I long tons in 1883 to 129,805 long tons in 1906, more than 99.6% from Silverbow county.
- The " butte " soil of the W.
- Very generally, especially in the butte regions, the country lends itself to the impounding of surface water.
- Gold-mining and quartz-mining are its principal industries, and in 1907 Nevada county's output of gold (104,J90.76 oz., worth $2,162,083) was second only to that of Butte county (134,813.39 oz., worth $2,786,840) in California; the county is the leading producer 1 Died the 21st of September, 1890, and Frank Bell became governor by virtue of his office as lieutenant-governor.