butte

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noun \ˈbyüt\

Definition of butte

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

Origin and Etymology of butte

French, knoll, from Medieval French bute


First Known Use: 1805


Butte

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geographical name \ˈbyüt\

Definition of Butte

  1. city in southwestern Montana on a plateau in the Rockies population 32,996


BUTTE Defined for English Language Learners

butte

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noun \ˈbyüt\

Definition of butte for English Language Learners

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


BUTTE Defined for Kids

butte

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noun \ˈbyüt\

Definition of butte for Students

  1. :  an isolated hill with steep sides



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