Blue Mountains

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Blue Mountains

1. A range of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington consisting of an uplifted, eroded part of the Columbia Plateau. It rises to 2,776 m (9,106 ft) in Oregon.
2. A range of eastern Jamaica rising to 2,256 m (7,402 ft) at Blue Mountain Peak. It is a coffee-growing area.

Blue Mountains

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1. (Placename) a mountain range in the US, in NE Oregon and SE Washington. Highest peak: Rock Creek Butte, 2773 m (9097 ft)
2. (Placename) a mountain range in the Caribbean, in E Jamaica: Blue Mountain coffee is grown on its slopes. Highest peak: Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m (7402 ft)
3. (Placename) a plateau in SE Australia, in E New South Wales: part of the Great Dividing Range. Highest part: about 1134 m (3871 ft)

Blue′ Moun′tains


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a range of low mountains in NE Oregon and SE Washington.
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British backpacker Jamie Neale had intended to go on a one-day hike but instead endured the treacherous Blue Mountains of Australia for 12 days.
Cutting a road through the Blue Mountains of Australia took William Cox and a team of 30 convicts and eight guards only six months with rudimentary tools.
They also feature Blenheim Palace, Hadrian's Wall and the great Blue Mountains of Australia.