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inselberg A steep-sided, isolated hill that stands above adjacent, nearly flat plains (the word is German, from Insel, meaning ‘island’ and Berg, meaning ‘mountain’). It may have a pediment at its base. Locally, flared or steepened margins occur. It is best developed in a savannah climate. See also bornhardt.

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inselberg

inselberg Steep-sided, isolated hill that stands above adjacent nearly flat plains. It may have a narrow pediment at its base. Locally, flared or steepened margins occur. It is best developed under a savannah climate. See also BORNHARDT.

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