roche moutonnée


roche mou·​ton·​née ˈrȯsh-ˌmü-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce roche moutonnée (audio)
plural roches moutonnées ˈrȯsh-ˌmü-tə-ˈnā(z) How to pronounce roche moutonnée (audio)
: an elongate rounded ice-sculptured hillock of bedrock

Word History


French, literally, fleecy rock

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roche moutonnée was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Roche moutonnée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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