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Appalachian Mountains

A mountain system of eastern North America extending about 2,574 km (1,600 mi) southwest from southeast Canada to central Alabama. Most of the range consists of a long band of valleys and ridges bordered on the coastal side by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont, and on the inland side by the Allegheny Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, and the Appalachian Plateau, a dissected upland region that stretches to the interior plains. The northern Appalachians include the Green Mountains, White Mountains, and Taconic Mountains of New England.
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Appalachian Mountains

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Appalachians

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(Placename) a mountain system of E North America, extending from Quebec province in Canada to central Alabama in the US: contains rich deposits of anthracite, bitumen, and iron ore. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft)
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Appala′chian Moun′tains


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a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 ft. (2037 m). Also called Ap`pa•la′chi•ans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Appalachian Mountains - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of MexicoAppalachian Mountains - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
eastern United States, East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains - a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Catskill Mountains, Catskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau - the southwestern part of the Appalachians
Great Smoky Mountains - part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee
Green Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont
Taconic Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
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Translations

Appalachian Mountains

[ˌæpəˈleɪʃən] npl
the Appalachians, the Appalachian Mountains → les Appalaches mpl, les monts mpl Appalaches
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Appalachian Mountains

, Appalachians
plAppalachen pl
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Appalachian Mountains

[ˌæpəˈleɪʃən ˈmaʊntɪnz] npl the Appalachian Mountains (also the Appalachians) → i (monti) Appalachi
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On Thursday, rain will move to the mid-Atlantic states, causing snow and ice in the Appalachian Mountains. Thursday night and into Friday, the storm will cross into New York and the states north of it with a mix of rain and snow.
Donald Experts guess the storm will probably hover along the coast today, pushing up to 13ft of storm surge and dumping 20 to 30 inches of rain on both North and South Carolina, before heading over the Appalachian Mountains.
Donald Experts guess the storm will probably hover along the coast tomorrow, pushing up to 13ft of storm surge and dumping 20 to 30 inches of rain on both North and South Carolina, before heading over the Appalachian Mountains.
Clay and Luke are brothers who live in the Appalachian Mountains during the 1950s.
They cover Missouri: West Mississippi River Valley, Arkansas: Ozark Escarpment west of the Mississippi River, Illinois: East Mississippi Valley, the Appalachian Plateau, and the Appalachian Mountains. Among their topics are materiality and cultural landscapes in Native America; landscape, cosmology, and the Old Woman: a strong feminine presence; prehistoric rock art, social boundaries, and cultural landscapes on the Cumberland Plateau of southeast North America; and betwixt and between: the occurrence of petroglyphs between townhouses of the living and townhouses of spirit beings in northern Georgia and western North Carolina.
It takes in experiences such as hiking the Appalachian Mountains and watching Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park.
I fly a Piper Arrow and I often get a routing directly over and parallel to the Appalachian Mountains. In winter and early spring with strong westerly winds, mountain waves are an issue at 8000 and sometimes even 10,000 ft.
With its proximity to the nation's capital and wide diversity of filming locations--including the Appalachian Mountains, the Chesapeake Bay, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the U.S.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range.
Inspired perhaps more by the moors and the notorious Holme Moss than the Appalachian mountains, they have been inciting impromptu barn dances around the town with their infectious flatpicking and vocal harmonies, which could convince even the most hardened ale drinker into swapping their pint for a bourbon.
In 1755, British Major General Edward Braddock ordered the construction of a 289-mile road built through the Appalachian Mountains from Alexandria, Virginia, to an opposing French fort near present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ice-storm warnings were in effect for parts of the southern Appalachian Mountains.

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