Definition of hummock in English:

hummock

noun

  • 1A hillock, knoll, or mound.

    • ‘Rounding off the pavilion's layers is a roof garden with grassy hummocks and a calm, reflecting pool.’
    • ‘They watch for prey from slightly elevated perches such as hummocks, rocks, and fence posts.’
    • ‘It is situated on the ground, on grass clumps or hummocks in the open tundra.’
    • ‘Coming back we crossed a vast expanse of low, sandy hummocks covered with sand verbena.’
    • ‘They sat on a raised hummock, and soon the hummock became an island as the water rose about them.’
    hillock, hump, mound, knoll, tump, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, dune, barrow, tumulus
    knob
    koppie
    knap, monticle
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    1. 1.1A hump or ridge in an ice field.
      • ‘Just a tiny little ice hummock that had been pushed up to form kind of a dinner-sized tabletop platform of ice that we thought might fit a single tent.’
      • ‘It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords an observer a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations.’
    2. 1.2North American A piece of forested ground rising above a marsh.
      • ‘The resulting hummock and hollow microtopography of the forest floor is characteristic of mixed conifer and cedar swamps in New York state.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (originally in nautical use denoting a small hillock on the coast): of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

hummock

/ˈhəmək/