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mountain British & World English

A large natural elevation of the earth’s surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill

mountain ash British & World English

A small deciduous tree of the rose family, with compound leaves, white flowers, and red berries

mountain bike British & World English

A bicycle with a light sturdy frame, broad deep-treaded tyres, and multiple gears, originally designed for riding on mountainous terrain

mountain dew British & World English

Illicitly distilled alcohol, especially whisky or rum

mountain gem British & World English

A green hummingbird found in the upland forests of Central America

mountain goat British & World English

A goat-antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains of North America

mountain hare British & World English

A hare whose coat turns white in winter, found in upland and arctic areas of northern Eurasia. It is the only hare in Ireland

mountain lion British & World English

North American term for puma.

Mountain time British & World English

The standard time in a zone including parts of Canada and the US in or near the Rocky Mountains, specifically:

Mountain View British & World English

A city in north central California, near the southern end of San Francisco Bay, part of the Silicon Valley complex; population 71,348 (est. 2008)

block mountain British & World English

A mountain formed by natural faults in the earth’s crust

mountain avens British & World English

A creeping arctic-alpine plant with white flowers and glossy leaves

mountain beaver British & World English

A burrowing forest-dwelling rodent occurring only on the west coast of North America

mountain chain British & World English

A connected series of mountains

mountain devil British & World English

another term for moloch.

mountain laurel British & World English

A North American kalmia which bears clusters of bright pink flowers

mountain range British & World English

A line of mountains connected by high ground

mountain sheep British & World English

see bighorn, Welsh mountain sheep.

Mountain State British & World English

informal name for West Virginia.

Mountain States British & World English

The region of the US that includes states that contain part of the Rocky Mountains. New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana are generally considered Mountain States

Stone Mountain British & World English

A granite mass east of Atlanta, Georgia, site of the Confederate Memorial Carving, the world’s largest bas-relief sculpture, which features the figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, all on horseback

Table Mountain British & World English

A flat-topped mountain near the south-west tip of South Africa, overlooking Cape Town and Table Bay, rising to a height of 1,087 m (3,563 ft)

Cadillac Mountain British & World English

A peak on Mount Desert Island in southeastern Maine, within Acadia National Park. At 1,532 feet (467 m), it is the highest point on the US east coast

Lookout Mountain British & World English

An Appalachian ridge, on the Cumberland Plateau in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, near Chattanooga. It was the site of a November 1863 Civil War battle

mountain cranberry British & World English

A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heath family that bears dark red berries and grows in upland habitats in the north

mountain sickness British & World English

another term for altitude sickness.

mountain everlasting British & World English

another term for cat's foot.

Bernese mountain dog British & World English

A large muscular dog of a Swiss breed with a silky black coat, having white and russet markings

Green Mountain State British & World English

informal name for Vermont.

Pyrenean mountain dog British & World English

A large heavily built dog of a white breed, with a thick shaggy double coat

Sugar Loaf Mountain British & World English

A rocky peak situated to the north-east of Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It rises to a height of 390 m (1,296 ft)

Welsh mountain pony British & World English

A small, strong, slender pony of a hardy breed, used as a riding pony or in harness

Welsh mountain sheep British & World English

A sheep of a small hardy breed developed in the uplands of Wales

have a mountain to climb in climb British & World English

Be facing a very difficult task

have a mountain to climb British & World English

Be facing a very difficult task

mountaintop British & World English

The area at the top of a mountain

Rocky Mountain goat in mountain goat British & World English

A goat-antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains of North America

mountainside British & World English

The sloping surface of a mountain

make a mountain out of a molehill in molehill British & World English

Exaggerate the importance of something trivial

make a mountain out of a molehill British & World English

Exaggerate the importance of something trivial

gorilla British & World English

A powerfully built great ape with a large head and short neck, found in the forests of central Africa. It is the largest living primate

mountain gem in gem British & World English

Used in names of some brilliantly coloured hummingbirds, e.g. mountain gem

mountain ash in ash2 British & World English

Used in names of trees unrelated to the ash but with similar leaves, e.g. mountain ash

mountain cranberries in mountain cranberry British & World English

A low-growing evergreen dwarf shrub of the heath family that bears dark red berries and grows in upland habitats in the north

mountain gorilla in gorilla British & World English

A powerfully built great ape with a large head and short neck, found in the forests of central Africa. It is the largest living primate

if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain in mountain British & World English

If someone won’t do as you wish or a situation can’t be arranged to suit you, you must accept it and change your plans accordingly

if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain British & World English

If someone won’t do as you wish or a situation can’t be arranged to suit you, you must accept it and change your plans accordingly

Rocky Mountain spotted fever in spotted fever British & World English

A rickettsial disease transmitted by ticks


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