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montane

Line breaks: mon|tane
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnteɪn
 
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Definition of montane in English:

adjective

Of or inhabiting mountainous country: montane grasslands
More example sentences
  • The species inhabits the understoreys of montane forests, mainly plateau forests.
  • The land selected was, according to old British maps, once a shola montane forest with grassland draining into a large wetland.
  • Sure, you'll pass through three distinct ecosystems - montane, subalpine, and alpine tundra.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin montanus, from mons, mont- 'mountain'.

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