Definitions

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

  • noun A protuberance of the human body, especially that formed by the pubic bones.

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  • noun obsolete, palmistry One of the fleshy areas at the base of the fingers; a mount.
  • noun The pubic mound or mons pubis. In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva.
  • noun astronomy, geology Used by planetary geologists to refer to mountains or extinct volcanoes on planets and moons.

Etymologies

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

[Latin mōns, mountain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin mōns ("mountain").

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