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Butte

 (byo͞ot)
A city of southwest Montana south-southwest of Helena. It grew in the late 1800s as a mining town, especially after the discovery of copper.

butte

 (byo͞ot)
n. Chiefly Western US
A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping or vertical sides and a flat top.

[French, from Old French butt, mound behind targets; see butt3.]

butte

(bjuːt)
n
(Physical Geography) Western US and Canadian an isolated steep-sided flat-topped hill
[C19: from French, from Old French bute mound behind a target, from but target; see butt2]

butte

(byut)
n.
an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land, esp. in the western U.S. and Canada.
[1650–60, Amer.; < North American French; French: low hill, mound]

butte

(byo͞ot)
A steep-sided hill with a flat top, often standing alone in an otherwise flat area. A butte is smaller than a mesa.

butte

A flat-topped, steep-sided mountain or hill smaller than a mesa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butte - a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding regionbutte - a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
western United States, West - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
2.Butte - a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
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As I let my eyes roam over the scene I suddenly be-came aware of figures moving upon the flat top of a far-distant butte.
He remembered the thrill that was his, a callow youth of fifteen, when, in Tempas Butte, through lack of a fourth man, Tom Galsworthy, the gambler, had said, "Get in, Kid; take a hand.
This is the way it goes: Bullfrog 95, Dixie 16, Golden Anchor 65, Gold Mountain 13, Jim Butler 70, Jumbo 75, North Star 42, Rescue 7, Black Butte 75, Brown Hope 16, Iron Top 3.
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Skinner Butte, a distinctive Eugene backdrop, is getting a trim for the sake of fire safety.
Tallgrass Energy Partners LP, through its subsidiaries Tallgrass Terminals LLC and Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC, have agreed with Saddle Butte Pipeline to develop the Tallgrass Grasslands Terminal.
The state plans to excavate the Parrot tailings waste behind the Butte Civic Center using money intended for restoration work.
The gold piece, called Butte Nugget because the seller discovered it on public land in Butte County, sold a day after it was put on public auction on Thursday.
1, the 8,300 members of the $38 million Butte Federal Credit Union became the latest new member of Self-Help, operating under Self Help's Community Trust division.