causse

noun

ˈkōs
plural -s
: a small limestone plateau deeply pitted with sinkholes common in south-central France

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Provençal, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin calcinus of limestone, from Latin calc-, calx + -inus -ine

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“Causse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/causse. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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