Monadnock meaning

mə-nădnŏk
A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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(geol.) An isolated rocky hill or mountain rising above a peneplain in an area with a temperate climate.
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A hill or mountain standing isolated above a predominately flat plain.
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Origin of monadnock

  • After Mount Monadnock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the name of Mount Monadnock in New England, which derives from an Abenaki word, perhaps menonadenak, menonadenek (“smooth mountain") or menadenak, menadenek (“isolated mountain"), from aden (“mountain").

    From Wiktionary