outcropping

noun
out·​crop·​ping | \ ˈau̇t-ˌkrä-piŋ How to pronounce outcropping (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Every tree, rock, and grassy outcropping is seemingly arranged by some unseen process. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ori and the Will of the Wisps," 12 Mar. 2020 When completed, the clubhouse will frame views of Jack’s Valley and rocky outcroppings. SFChronicle.com, "Modern home for a large family in Carson City," 5 Mar. 2020 Norton is 2,200 feet above sea level; another 1,200 feet above the town is an overlook, known as Flag Rock (for a flag mounted on an outcropping), and visitors first pass by a Bigfoot statue. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids," 18 July 2019 Then spectacular skies, and outcroppings of rocks covered in plush moss, and a long, deep crevice. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The Blockbuster Video Game That Wants to “Make America Whole Again”," 20 Nov. 2019 While China has long claimed the islands, reefs and other outcroppings within the South China Sea, other nations also have claims there, including Vietnam and the Philippines. Steven Lee Myers, BostonGlobe.com, "Lasers and missiles heighten military tensions for US, China," 4 May 2018 While China has long claimed the islands, reefs and other outcroppings within the South China Sea, other nations also have claims there, including Vietnam and the Philippines. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, "Lasers and Missiles Heighten U.S.-China Military Tensions," 4 May 2018 Utah was full of wonderful red earth, mesas and mesa-type outcroppings. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, "Wayne Thiebaud’s “Stuffed”," 18 Nov. 2019 Overlooking a natural outcropping and small pond further added to the home’s appeal. Sarah Cook Mcbride, al, "East meets West in this modern, forested farmhouse," 21 Dec. 2019

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Outcropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcropping. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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