noun co·teau \kȯˈtō, kōˈ-\

Definition of coteau



  1. 1 :  a hilly upland including the divide between two valleys :  divide

  2. 2 :  the side of a valley

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Origin and Etymology of coteau

Canadian French, from French, slope of a hill, small hill, from Old French costel slope, diminutive of coste slope, side, rib

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capable of being understood in two ways

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