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A mountain system extending about 1,200 km (745 mi) from northwest Italy south to the Strait of Messina. The highest peak is Mount Corno, rising to 2,912 m (9,554 ft).
1. (Placename) a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
2. (Astronomy) a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m
a mountain range in Italy, extending across the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 ft. (2922 m).Also called Ap′ennine Moun′tains.
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|Noun||1.||Apennines - a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula|
Caudine Forks - a battle in the Apennines in 321 BC in which the Samnites defeated the Romans