promontory

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Promontory.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin promontorium, which is said to be derived from either mons (mountain) or munctor (nose).

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promontory (plural promontories)

  1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  2. (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.

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