(mo͞o′tə-nā′) also mou·ton·néed (-nād′)
adj. Geology
Rounded by glacial action into a shape likened to a sheep's back. Used of a rock formation.

[Short for French roche moutonnée : roche, rock + moutonnée, fleecy, past participle of moutonner, to make fleecy (from mouton, sheep; see mouton).]
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(Physical Geography) pertaining to a rock formation that has been rounded by the action of glacier
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