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Situated on this side of the mountains, especially the Alps.
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(Physical Geography) on this (the writer's or speaker's) side of the mountains, esp the Alps. Compare ultramontane1
[C18: from Latin cis- + montānus of the mountains, from mōns mountain]
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on this (the speaker's or writer's) side of the mountains, esp. the Alps.
[1820–30; < Latin cismontānus]
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|Adj.||1.||cismontane - on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains; "a contest in Virginia between a cismontane and a tramontane people"|
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