kopje, koppie

(noun) a small hill rising up from the African veld

Source: WordNet® 3.1



kopje (plural kopjes)

(South Africa) A small hill or mound (especially on the African veld).

Source: Wiktionary

Kop"je, n. [South African D., dim. of kop. See Kop.]

Definition: A hillock; a small kop. [South Africa]

The colloqual Dutch pronunciation as here given is the usual one in South Africa.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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