arête

noun
\ə-ˈrāt \

Definition of arête 

: a sharp-crested ridge in rugged mountains

First Known Use of arête

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arête

French, literally, fish bone, from Late Latin arista, from Latin, beard of grain

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