Definition of coteau
1 : a hilly upland including the divide between two valleys : divide
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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