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 (mŏn-tān′, mŏn′tān′)
Of, growing in, or inhabiting mountain areas.

[Latin montānus, from mōns, mont-, mountain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


(Physical Geography) of or inhabiting mountainous regions: a montane flora.
[C19: from Latin montānus, from mons mountain]


(ˈmɒn teɪn)
1. pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
2. the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
[1860–65; < Latin montānus=mont- (s. of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane]
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Adj.1.montane - of or inhabiting mountainous regions; "montane flowers"
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Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
I call myself Montano," cried the strange courier in a voice equally loud and full.
I am puzzled about Ezza or Montano, or whatever his name is.
Why should Ezza Montano want so specially to tell all Europe that he had picked the pocket before he levied the blackmail?
At the same moment, and long before the vibration had touched the less-experienced English ears, Montano the brigand ran up the bank above them and stood in the broken hedge, steadying himself against a tree and peering down the road.
Montano also had his cutlass unsheathed, and Muscari, without further speech, sent a slash at his head which he was compelled to catch and parry.
But even in that tragic wreck he could not help having a smile and a hand of half-mocking friendship for the indefensible Ezza Montano.
Montano has 1,370 yards and 21 touchdowns entering today's finale against visiting Saugus (4-5, 1-3).
0 million in cash, short-term notes and CALQ common shares in acquiring a joint venture interest in Montano Securities Corporation (MSC).
Find out as Mary and Jim Gaskill from Englewood, Ohio, receive the bedroom of their dreams from Mark Montano of TLC's "While You Were Out.
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