from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area. Also called inselberg.
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- n. A hill or mountain standing isolated above a predominately flat plain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physical geography, an isolated hill or mountain rising over a peneplain, and surviving because of the superior resistance of its rocks or of its distance from the larger rivers; a residual hill.
I so much need help figuring out what to do with "monadnock" … dbadass Says:
It's named after a monadnock in North Carolina, Pilot Mountain.
The lowland of the Sjaunja and Muddus, to the east consist of a monadnock plain, that is to say a wide plain with isolated low, conical hills, covered by taiga vegetation and lakes.
Among its low gentle heights there rises an occasional little monadnock like Chapel Hill, where the University of North Carolina lies on a rugged eminence which strikingly recalls New England.
"It is plain," he said, "that the basalt monadnock on which we stand is a carboniferous upthrust of metamorphosed schists, shales and conglomerate, probably Mesozoic or at least early Silurian."
Pikes Peak stands sentinel-like seventy-five miles east of the range, a gigantic monadnock, remainder and reminder of a former range long ages worn away.
It is a special kind of rare mountain called a monadnock.
Ed said there's another monadnock north of Sacramento.
Pilot Mountain, a quartzite monadnock rising to a peak 2,421 feet (738 m) above sea level, is one of the most distinctive natural features in the state of North
He writes on a peneplain from which his monadnock rises.
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