monadnock

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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)[1], from aden (mountain).

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monadnock (plural monadnocks)

  1. A hill or mountain standing isolated above a predominately flat plain.
    • 1901, Philip Emerson, Notes on the New England Upland about the White Mountains, in Appalachia, vol. IX, p57
      Eastward from the White Mountains, the open sea of the upland country comes right to the monadnock shore, with hardly an outlying island; southward the upland is covered for miles by an archipelago of monadnock groups and peaks.

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  1. ^ "Vermont Soils with Names of American Indian Origin" United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved January 6, 2008.