Appalachian Mountains


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Appalachian Mountains

A mountain system of eastern North America extending about 2,574 km (1,600 mi) southwest from southeast Canada to central Alabama. Most of the range consists of a long band of valleys and ridges bordered on the coastal side by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont, and on the inland side by the Allegheny Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, and the Appalachian Plateau, a dissected upland region that stretches to the interior plains. The northern Appalachians include the Green Mountains, White Mountains, and Taconic Mountains of New England.

Appalachian Mountains

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Appalachians

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(Placename) a mountain system of E North America, extending from Quebec province in Canada to central Alabama in the US: contains rich deposits of anthracite, bitumen, and iron ore. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft)

Appala′chian Moun′tains


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a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 ft. (2037 m). Also called Ap`pa•la′chi•ans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Appalachian Mountains - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of MexicoAppalachian Mountains - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
eastern United States, East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains - a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Catskill Mountains, Catskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau - the southwestern part of the Appalachians
Great Smoky Mountains - part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee
Green Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont
Taconic Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
Translations

Appalachian Mountains

[ˌæpəˈleɪʃən] npl
the Appalachians, the Appalachian Mountains → les Appalaches mpl, les monts mpl Appalaches

Appalachian Mountains

, Appalachians
plAppalachen pl

Appalachian Mountains

[ˌæpəˈleɪʃən ˈmaʊntɪnz] npl the Appalachian Mountains (also the Appalachians) → i (monti) Appalachi
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The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range.
With scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains and tri-state views, the course is so highly regarded by Golf Week that is was chosen to grace the cover of their annual rankings issue.
Inspired perhaps more by the moors and the notorious Holme Moss than the Appalachian mountains, they have been inciting impromptu barn dances around the town with their infectious flatpicking and vocal harmonies, which could convince even the most hardened ale drinker into swapping their pint for a bourbon.
In 1755, British Major General Edward Braddock ordered the construction of a 289-mile road built through the Appalachian Mountains from Alexandria, Virginia, to an opposing French fort near present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ice-storm warnings were in effect for parts of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
A team of archaeologists has uncovered a nearly 450 year-old Spanish fort built in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains.
The hall will have 10 members from five mountain regions: the Bluegrass Mountains, the mountains of West Virginia, the rolling hills of Ohio, Adirondack Mountains and Appalachian Mountains.
MTR is a particularly destructive form of coal mining that involves blasting the tops off mountains to reach the coal seams underneath, and the practice has turned the once-green Appalachian mountains into a barren, scarred wasteland.
Previously, Saltzman and his team linked this same ice age to the rise of the Appalachian Mountains.
In the early 1920s the people of Tennessee and North Carolina realized that a park in the Appalachian Mountains could rival the great western parks with both natural beauty and the economic benefits from tourism.
Physical features: North America has two major mountain systems, the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.

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