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[huhm-uh k] /ˈhʌm ək/

Also, hammock. an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
a knoll or hillock.
Also, hommock. a ridge in an ice field.
a hillock; knoll
a ridge or mound of ice in an ice field
(mainly Southern US) Also called hammock. a wooded area lying above the level of an adjacent marsh

“knoll, hillock,” 1550s, originally nautical, “conical small hill on a seacoast,” of obscure origin, though second element is diminutive suffix -ock. In Florida, where the local form is hammock, it means a clump of hardwood trees on a knoll in a swamp or on a key.


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