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A roche moutonnée in Murmansk, Russia

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From French roche moutonnée, from roche (rock) + moutonnée (wavy).

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roche moutonnée (plural roches moutonnées)

  1. (geography, glaciology) A rock formation created by glacial erosion.
    Synonym: sheepback
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 100:
      Some are obviously roches moutonnées, polished and shaped by the ice-sheet that covered this whole landscape during the last million years of the Pleistocene ice age – a geological yesterday compared with the formation of the Alpine chain itself.

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roche moutonnée f (plural roches moutonnées)

  1. roche moutonnée, sheepback