Definition of butte
: 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 Middle French bute
First Known Use: 1805
Definition of Butte
city in southwestern Montana on a plateau in the Rockies population 32,996
BUTTE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of butte for Students
: an isolated hill with steep sides
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