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1. A historical region of northwest Italy bordering on France and Switzerland. Occupied by Rome in the 2nd century bc, it passed to Savoy in the 11th century and was the center of the Italian Risorgimento after 1814.
2. A plateau region of the eastern United States extending from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain.
Pied′mon·tese′ (-tēz′, -tēs′) adj. & n.
An area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
Of, relating to, or constituting such an area of land.
1. (Placename) a region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles). Italian name: Piemonte
2. (Placename) a low plateau of the eastern US, between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains
(Physical Geography) (prenominal) (of glaciers, plains, etc) formed or situated at the foot of a mountain or mountain range
[from Italian piémonte mountain foot]
1. a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachians, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
2. Italian, Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,377,229; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
3. (l.c.) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.adj.
4. (l.c.) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
[< Italian Piemonte literally, foothill]
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|Noun||1.||Piedmont - the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama|
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
|2.||piedmont - a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land|
|3.||Piedmont - the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley|
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD