American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A minor cone of a volcano.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as monticle.
- n. In the tabulate corals of the family Clætetidæ, a group of autopores which form a slightly elevated cluster on the surface of the corallum.
- n. Same as monticulus.
- n. Alternative form of monticle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See monticle.
- French, from Late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mōns, mont-, mountain; see men-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Three Random Words: la panosse (f) = floorcloth = passer la panosse = to mop the floor le monticule (m) = hillock, mound; heap la papille (f) = papilla = les papilles gustatives = taste buds”
“Pitit tour en ville pour poster mon monticule de lettres de motivations ...”
“Pis apres j'v faire comme mon pere ... jouer a la console apres avoir eté poster mon monticule de lettre de motivation et perdre toute notions du temps a tel point que si personne me dit qu'il faut manger je mangerai jamais!!”
“On the brow of Mount Ida (a small monticule so named) we met with and engaged a young Greek as our guide, who told us he had come from Scio with an English lord, who left the island four days previous to our arrival in his felucca.”
“Isolated on a monticule by the river bank the chateau overlooked its brood of small pavilions, which in a way formed an _entresol_, or foyer, leading to the Pavilion Royal.”
“The massive iron gates stood alone between him and the black panther, which cowered some twenty feet away behind a low monticule covered with tufts of grass, its tiny eyes of topaz fixed upon the oncoming prey.”
“A few kilometres further on we reached the "bizarre monticule," from which sprouted a still more bizarre château.”
“From the railway we catch sight of the monticule crowned by an obelisk; surmounting the vine-clad slopes, we also obtain a glimpse of its "Ormes de Sully," or group of magnificent elms, one of many in”
“Dufrenoy in a hurry, I think, and added to the difficulty -- it is the whole hill or "colline" which is composed of tuff with cross-stratification; the central boss or "monticule" is simply trachyte.”
“The latter contents himself with telling us, that it is a very low hillock, _un tres bas monticule.”
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