Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A low mound or ridge of earth; a knoll.
  • noun A tract of forested land that rises above an adjacent marsh in the southern United States.
  • noun A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A low elevation, hillock, or knoll.
  • noun The form of the hand when the fingers are joined and bent in an even line, or bunched with the end of the thumb: as, to mak' a hummock.
  • noun As much of any loose material as can be taken up in the hand with the fingers so bent: as, a hummock of meal.
  • noun A low hill of sand on the sea-shore. Compare dune.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A rounded knoll or hillock; a rise of ground of no great extent, above a level surface.
  • noun A ridge or pile of ice on an ice field.
  • noun Southern U.S. Timbered land. See Hammock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small hill; a hillock; a knoll.
  • noun A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small natural hill

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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