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 (sŭb′mŏn′tān′, -mŏn-tān′)
Located under or at the base of a mountain or mountain range.


1. (Physical Geography) situated on or characteristic of the lower slopes of a mountain
2. (Physical Geography) beneath a mountain or mountain range
[C19: from Latin sub- + mōns mountain]
subˈmontanely adv


(sʌbˈmɒn teɪn)

1. under or beneath a mountain or mountains.
2. of or belonging to the lower slopes of mountains.
[1810–20; < Late Latin submontānus; see sub-, montane]
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