/meuh nad"nok/, n.
1. Physical Geog. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
2. (cap.) Mount, a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3186 ft. (971 m).
[1735-45, Amer.; after (Grand) Monadnock (earlier name of Mount Monadnock) < a S New England Algonquian name, lit., isolated mountain]

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      isolated hill of bedrock standing conspicuously above the general level of the surrounding area. Monadnocks are left as erosional remnants because of their more resistant rock composition; commonly they consist of quartzite or less jointed massive volcanic rocks. In contrast to inselbergs (inselberg) (island mountains), a similar tropical landform, monadnocks are formed in humid, temperate regions. They take their name from Mt. Monadnock, a solitary mass of rock (3,165 feet [965 metres]) in Monadnock State Park, southeast of Keene, in Cheshire County, southwestern New Hampshire, U.S. A well-known example is Stone Mountain in Georgia, U.S.

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