Tuesday, September 23, 2008



MEANING:noun: An isolated hill or mountain that, having resisted erosion, rises above a plain.

ETYMOLOGY:After Mount Monadnock, a peak in New Hampshire, whose name in Algonquian means isolated mountain. Also see peneplain.

USAGE:"Almost every Concord street has one: a household that leaves a monadnock of trash bags beside the road each week."Pay-to-throw is Right Way For Concord to Go; Concord Monitor (New Hampshire); Feb 1, 2007.

From Anu Garg's wonderful Word A Day