A detached low mountain, or high rising abruptly from the general level of the surrounding plain; -- applied to peculiar elevations in the Rocky Mountain region.
A small (~10ac), conspicuous, isolated hill bounded by cliffs.
A small, isolated, flat-topped hill resulting from the erosion of near-horizontal strata. The sediments of Fossil Butte actually dip eastward a few degrees below the horizontal.
(byoot) An isolated hill with steep sides usually having a smaller top than a mesa (French , knoll, from Middle French)
prominent, steep-sided hill or peak, often representing a resistant layer of rock
an isolated, usually flat-topped hill characterized by steep slopes often capped with a resistant layer of rock. When the summit area increases in size the buttes are called mesas.
An isolated hill or mountain with steep or precipitous sides, usually having a smaller summit area than a mesa.
a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
a hill-like formation that has a flat top and steep walls
a mound of earth or stone worn away by erosion," answered the Professor, with an assurance that forbade any one to question the correctness of his statement
a narrow hill of resistant rock bounded by cliffs
an isolated abrupt flat-topped hill found in the west USA
A conspicuous isolated flat-topped hill with steep slopes or precipitous cliffs, often capped with a resistant layer of rock and bordered by talus, and representing an erosion remnant carved from flat-lying rocks; the summit is smaller in extent than that of a mesa.
Landform. A steep sided, flat-topped hill formed by erosion of the surrounding materials. Buttes are often capped by a resistant rock layer (e.g., basalt) that protects the softer underlying rocks. Buttes are taller than wide; compare with mesa.
A hill with sloping sides and a flat top that rises abruptly above the surrounding area.
A small residual of a mesa. The level top being the upper surface of the hard stratum but little lowered by erosion. The slopes on all sides are escarpments and its maximum horizontal dimension in any one direction is about 400 metres.
An isolated hill having steep sides. Buttes are erosional remnants cut from flat-lying rocks. The areal extent of the summit is smaller than a mesa.
A hill or very small mountain that is flat topped and steep sides all around.
Fr.] - a steep-sided, flat-topped hill, smaller than a mesa.
A butte is a flat-topped rock or hill formation with steep sides.
n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
Topographic feature. An isolated flat-topped hill with steep slopes or cliffs, typically capped with a resistant layer of rock and bordered by talus (rocky debris). It represents an erosional remnant carved from flat-lying rocks. The summit is smaller than a Mesa.
An isolated, usually flat-topped upland mass characterized by summit widths that are less than heights of the bounding erosional escarpment. It is produced by differential erosion of nearly horizontal, interbedded weak and resistant rocks. See also mesa.
A naturally elevated landform with steep sides.
A conspicuous, isolated, generally flat-topped hill with relatively steep side slopes, often capped by a more resistant layer of rock and bordered by talus*. Often represents an erosional remnant, smaller in extent than that of a mesa*, carved from flat-lying rocks.
A conspicuous, isolated, flattop hill with steep slopes.
A narrow flat-topped hill of resistant rock with very steep sides. Probably formerly a mesa.
a steep sided hill that usually has a smaller summit than a table or mesa.