hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhi-lək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Definition of hillock

: a small hill

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Other Words from hillock

hillocky \ ˈhi-​lə-​kē How to pronounce hillocky (audio) \ adjective

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The grassy hillocks are rubble from the powerful Magadha empire, whose kings funded the world’s first Buddhist monasteries, more than two millennia ago. Paul Salopek, The New Yorker, "Walking the Path of the Buddha in a Neglected Corner of India," 9 Aug. 2019 Things picked up as the morning went on, and by mid-afternoon there were strollers taking in the scene, as well as couples and families enjoying the lush grass on green hillocks. John King, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Transbay transit center rooftop park reopens to public — quietly," 1 July 2019 The inner walls are wide and finely terraced, and theouter ramparts display a generally radial structure of hillocks. Miguel Claro, Space.com, "See the Moon in All Its Cratered, Groovy Glory (Photo)," 25 July 2018 Beyond the river is the golf course, which stretches into acres of neat hillocks and ponds. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "Old World Meets New at Adare Manor, Ireland’s Just-Renovated Castle Hotel," 4 Apr. 2018 In Parkland, Anishka Milleret pushed a wheelchair through the grass and up and down the small hillocks at Pine Trail Park. Author: Katie Zezima, Anchorage Daily News, "‘People need to listen to us’: Demonstrators gather around the US to protest gun violence," 24 Mar. 2018 Entrance For Israeli Citizens Is Forbidden’ Ahed Tamimi has long been filmed and photographed protesting and confronting soldiers in Nabi Saleh, a cluster of buildings on a couple of hillocks in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Lawahez Jabari, NBC News, "Slap heard ‘round the world: Ahed Tamimi becomes symbol of Palestinian resistance," 10 Mar. 2018 The crispy chicken comes next to a hillock of apple-cabbage slaw that’s a little on the bitter side. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "The Wylder dishes up some of the best pizza in Boise | Idaho Statesman," 22 Feb. 2018 The best seats are the ones that hug the open kitchen, where the chefs boil, sauté, and grate hillocks of Parmesan with mesmerizing coordination. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "The Best No-Reservation Restaurants for London Fashion Week," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hillock

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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hillock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hillock

: a small hill

hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhi-lək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Kids Definition of hillock

: a small hill

hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhil-ək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Medical Definition of hillock

: any small anatomical prominence or elevation — see axon hillock

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