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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Geography
buttebutte /bjuːt/ noun [countable]  DNSGa hill with steep sides and a flat top in the western US
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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.
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