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butte (n.)

"conspicuous elevation," especially a steep-sided one notable in its isolation, 1805, American English, from French butte, from Old French but "mound, knoll; target to shoot at" (see butt (n.3)). A relic of the French exploration of the upper Missouri region, introduced in English in Lewis & Clark's journals.

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Definitions of butte from WordNet
1
butte (n.)
a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides;
2
Butte (n.)
a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper;
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