monadnock

noun
mo·nad·nock | \mə-ˈnad-ˌnäk \

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The granite block is a monadnock, or isolated mountain, created by a pocket of magma trapped underground 300 million years ago and only coming to the surface, through uplift and erosion, 15 million years ago. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "What Will Happen to Stone Mountain, America’s Largest Confederate Memorial?," 22 Aug. 2017 Arabia Mountain State Park Get outside, Dad, and check out the 400 million-year-old monadnock that is Arabia Mountain. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Freebies for Father’s Day in Atlanta," 9 June 2017 Arabia Mountain State Park Get outside, Dad, and check out the 400 million-year-old monadnock that is Arabia Mountain. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Freebies for Father’s Day in Atlanta," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of monadnock

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monadnock

Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire

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