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Mamelon

(2 syl., French). A mound in the shape of a woman's breast. These artificial mounds were common in the siege of Sebastopol. (Latin,mamma, a breast.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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