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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mass of the earth's crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an area of the earth's surface which is raised relative to surrounding land

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German hurst, thicket, from Old High German.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German Horst ("heap"). (Wiktionary)

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