Cantabrian Mountains


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Can·ta·bri·an Mountains

 (kăn-tā′brē-ən)
A range of northern Spain extending about 480 km (300 mi) along the coast of the Bay of Biscay from the Pyrenees to Cape Finisterre. It rises to 2,648 m (8,688 ft) at Torre de Cerredo.

Cantabrian Mountains

(kænˈteɪbrɪən)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain chain along the N coast of Spain, consisting of a series of high ridges that rise over 2400 m (8000 ft): rich in minerals (esp coal and iron). Also called: the Cantabrians
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Noun1.Cantabrian Mountains - a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay
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It was a cold, bleak morning in the beginning of March, and the mist was drifting in dense rolling clouds through the passes of the Cantabrian mountains.
A third setting, the Cantabrian mountains, is the scene for numerous works, including the masterpiece Penas arriba.
Sheltered by the Cantabrian mountains to the north, the two finer sub-regions of Rioja Alta and Alavesa are cooler, influenced by both altitude and the Atlantic climate.