- a rounded, glacially eroded rock outcrop, usually one of a group, resembling a sheep’s back.
noun plural roches moutonnées (ˈrəʊʃ ˌmuːtəˈneɪz)
- a rounded mass of rock smoothed and striated by ice that has flowed over it
- An elongate mound of bedrock worn smooth and rounded by glacial abrasion. A roche moutonnée has a long axis parallel to the direction of glacial movement, a gently sloping, striated side facing the direction from which the glacier originated, and a steeper side facing the direction of glacial movement. The height, length, and width of roche moutonnées are on the order of a few meters (tens of feet).