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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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The Smoky and the Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the vast Appalachian Mountain range that extends almost 2,000 miles from eastern Canada southwest to Alabama.
The American chestnut was once the predominant tree species along the Appalachian mountain range. One in four trees were American chestnuts.
Stretching from New York to northern Alabama, the region containing the Appalachian mountain range is diverse in its industry, topography, and people.
A Albert B Victoria C Hanover D Leicester QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: In which of these continents is the Appalachian mountain range? A Europe B Asia C North America D Australasia QUESTION 6 - for 6 points: Which of these services is monitored by the body known as Ofsted?
The CD includes program notes and artist biographies, as well as a wonderful image of the Appalachian mountain range. Perhaps one could listen to this work while taking the hike of the Appalachian Trail.
The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail's northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine.
In addition to the Appalachian mountain range and upper Midwest, the study identifies several areas in western states as having substantial granite deposits.

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