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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A low hill or mountain.

Usage examples (39)
  • The cowboys rode to the top of the butte to look across the prairie.
  • The level below the butte was a-buzz with life and energy.
  • Above the butte is another deep canon, through which the river has cleft its way.
  • Beyond the summit of the butte was a greenish-brown plateau of sagebrush and bunch-grass. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The group on the "butte" (small steep mountain with a flat top) made him the "butt" (laughing stock) of their jokes, "but" (except that) he did not laugh.
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