Definition of monticule in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmän(t)əˌkyo͞ol/ /ˈmɑn(t)əˌkjul/


  • 1rare A small mountain or hill.

    • ‘And so, she found shelter under a mossy nook nearby that protruded from a monticule of earth.’
    1. 1.1A small mound caused by a volcanic eruption.
      • ‘The tourist spot is a monticule, or minor cone of a volcano.’


Late 18th century from French, from late Latin monticulus, diminutive of mons, mont- ‘mountain’.