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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