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
BUTTE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbyüt\

Definition of BUTTE for Kids

:  an isolated hill with steep sides


Next Word in the Dictionary: butt endPrevious Word in the Dictionary: butt cutAll Words Near: butte
June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears