Inselberg meaning

ĭn'səl-bŭrg', -zəl-
An isolated rocky hill or mountain rising above a peneplain in a hot, dry region.
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Origin of inselberg

  • German Insel island (from Middle High German insule) (from alteration of Old High German isila) (probably from Vulgar Latin īsula isle) Berg mountain (from Middle High German berc) (from Old High German berg bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition