Meaning of motte in English:

motte

Pronunciation /mɒt/

noun

  • 1historical A mound forming the site of a castle or camp.

    barrow, tumulus
  • 2

    (also mott)
    US (especially in the southwestern US) a stand of trees; a grove.

Origin

Late 19th century from French, ‘mound’, from Old French mote (see moat).