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Meaning of BUTTE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Butte\, n. [F. See {Butt} a bound.]
A detached low mountain, or high rising abruptly from the
general level of the surrounding plain; -- applied to
peculiar elevations in the Rocky Mountain region.

      The creek . . . passes by two remarkable buttes of red
      conglomerate.                            --Ruxton.



 
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