roche moutonnée

roche mou·​ton·​née | \ ˈrȯsh-ˌmü-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce roche moutonnée (audio) , ˈrōsh- \
plural roches moutonnées\ ˈrȯsh-​ˌmü-​tə-​ˈnā(z) How to pronounce roches moutonnées (audio) , ˈrōsh-​ \

Definition of roche moutonnée

: an elongate rounded ice-sculptured hillock of bedrock

First Known Use of roche moutonnée

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roche moutonnée

French, literally, fleecy rock

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The first known use of roche moutonnée was in 1841

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“Roche moutonnée.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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