There are 2 definitions of Piedmont in English:


Syllabification: Pied·mont
Pronunciation: /ˈpēdˌmänt
  • 1A region in northwestern Italy, in the foothills of the Alps; capital, Turin. It was the center of the movement for a united Italy in the 19th century. Italian name Piemonte.
  • 2In the US, a hilly highland region between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coast. The Piedmont ends at the Fall Line, where rivers drop to the coastal plain.



Pronunciation: /ˌpēdmänˈtēz, -ˈtēs/
noun & adjective (sense 1)
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  • He speaks with authority, in Italian (with a strong Piedmontese peasant accent) and French, a warm, inspiring man fired up with passion for good food and anger about its debasement.
  • A Piedmontese meal can be a protracted experience with up to thirty antipasti, which they call assaggi followed by numerous substantial courses.
  • Its past glories had been essentially regional: Piedmontese, Milanese, Venetian, Genoese, Florentine, Neapolitan, Sicilian, not Italian.


from Italian piemonte 'mountain foot'.

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There are 2 definitions of Piedmont in English:


Syllabification: pied·mont
Pronunciation: /ˈpēdmänt


  • A gentle slope leading from the base of mountains to a region of flat land.
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    • Remove the top ½ to 1 inch of new growth about every four weeks from the time the plant is 6 inches tall until early July in the upper piedmont and mountains, up to early August at the coast.
    • Presbyterianism was brought to America primarily by the Scots and the Scots-Irish, who emigrated not to New England but to the mid-Atlantic and the South, and westward into the piedmont of the Appalachian mountains.
    • Black walnut is found pretty much throughout the piedmont and mountain area of Georgia but never in great concentrations.


mid 19th century: from Italian piemonte. See Piedmont.

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