See also: Butte and butté

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French butte (mound).

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butte (plural buttes)

  1. (US) An isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top.
    Coordinate term: mesa
    • 2013 November 27, John Grotzinger, “The world of Mars [print version: International Herald Tribune Magazine, 2013, p. 36]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Those multitoned buttes and mesas [of the Grand Canyon], and that incandescent sequence of colorful bands that make one of the natural wonders of the world so grand, can also be found over 100 million miles away [on Mars].

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DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

butte

  1. definite of but
  2. plural of but

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine form of but (aim, target).

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NounEdit

butte f (plural buttes)

  1. small hill, mound, hillock; knoll
    Synonyms: colline, tertre
  2. heap
    Faire une butte autour des plantes de pomme de terre.
    Make a heap around the potato plants.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: butte

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

butte

  1. definite singular of butt
  2. plural of butt

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

butte

  1. definite singular of butt
  2. plural of butt