- 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.
"knoll, hillock," 1555, originally nautical, "conical small hill on a seacoast," of obscure origin, though second element is dim. 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.
"On the flatter, wetter land around Lake Titicaca indigenous societies built almost five hundred square miles of raised fields: rectangular hummocks of earth, each several yards wide and scores or even hundreds of yards long."
- Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created