English version

butte in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbuttebutte /bjuːt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DNSGa hill with steep sides and a flat top in the western US
Examples from the Corpus
butteWe saw mesas and buttes, red rock under smooth blue sky for the first time in our lives.Cactus-covered buttes stand in sharp contrast to the blue water, making this an idyllic spot for a getaway.Across the flat tableland are almost 100 red and orange monolithic sandstone buttes and mesas jutting skywards.Above the buttes, the mile-high white clouds were as flat on the bottom as paperweights.