butte

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English[edit]

Buttes
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Etymology[edit]

A butte.

Borrowing from French butte.

Noun[edit]

butte ‎(plural buttes)

  1. (US) an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top
    • 2013 November 27, John Grotzinger, “The world of Mars [print version: International Herald Tribune Magazine, 2013, p. 36]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Those multitoned buttes and mesas [of the Grand Canyon], and that incandescent sequence of colorful bands that make one of the natural wonders of the world so grand, can also be found over 100 million miles away [on Mars].

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymological sense of "target": feminine form of but.

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Noun[edit]

butte f ‎(plural buttes)

  1. heap
    • Faire une butte autour des plants de pomme de terre.
  2. small hill

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

butte

  1. definite singular of butt
  2. plural of butt

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

butte

  1. definite singular of butt
  2. plural of butt