noun \ˈbyüt\

: a type of hill with a flat top and steep sides that is found in the southwestern U.S.

Full Definition of BUTTE

:  an isolated hill or mountain with steep or precipitous sides usually having a smaller summit area than a mesa

Origin of BUTTE

French, knoll, from Middle French bute
First Known Use: 1805

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale


geographical name \ˈbyüt\

Definition of BUTTE

city SW Montana in plateau of Rockies pop 32,996


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