Mont Blanc


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Mont Blanc

(French mɔ̃ blɑ̃)
n
(Placename) a massif in SW Europe, mainly between France and Italy: the highest mountain in the Alps; beneath it is Mont Blanc Tunnel, 12 km (7.5 miles) long. Highest peak (in France): 4807 m (15 771 ft). Italian name: Monte Bianco

Mont Blanc

(mɔ̃ ˈblɑ̃)
n.
a mountain in SE France, near the Italian border: highest peak of the Alps, 15,781 ft. (4810 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mont Blanc - the highest mountain peak in the AlpsMont Blanc - the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Alps, the Alps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
Translations

Mont Blanc

[mɔ̃blã] Nel Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

[mɔ̃ˈblɑ̃] nil Monte Bianco
References in classic literature ?
I discovered more distinctly the black sides of Jura, and the bright summit of Mont Blanc.
During this short voyage I saw the lightning playing on the summit of Mont Blanc in the most beautiful figures.
At 7,000 fathoms I saw some blackish tops rising from the midst of the waters; but these summits might belong to high mountains like the Himalayas or Mont Blanc, even higher; and the depth of the abyss remained incalculable.
Accept a ribbon red, I beg, For Madam Purrer's tail, And ice cream made by lovely Peg, A Mont Blanc in a pail.
And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement.
Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps can be distinctly seen.
He was crossing the Rue Mont Blanc with every appearance of an aimless stroller.
On the Mont Blanc bridge, where a few dark figures seemed lost in the wide and long perspective defined by the lights, she said--
A Selenite, deposited in Europe on the summit of Mont Blanc, or in Asia on the top of the Himalayas, would not be quite in the right place.
In the latitude of Mont Blanc, but on an island as far westward as Central North America, tree-ferns and parasitical Orchideae would thrive amidst the thick woods.
Archer remembered Dallas's wrath at being asked to contemplate Mont Blanc instead of Rheims and Chartres.
Oh, I want to see Mont Blanc," said Newman, "and Amsterdam, and the Rhine, and a lot of places.