montane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin montānus (mountainous).

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Adjective[edit]

montane (comparative more montane, superlative most montane)

  1. Mountainous; specifically, pertaining to the cool, moist upland slopes below the timberline.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2000, p. 27:
      The gorilla's ancestor had probably taken to the montane forests of a string of central African volcanoes, cutting itself off from the genes of other apes.

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Noun[edit]

montane (plural montanes)

  1. Flora and fauna of a montane habitat.
    • 2005, Peter Taylor, Beyond Conservation: A Wildland Strategy, page 84
      The wintergreens, and northern montanes such as Linnaea have their stronghold in these pinewoods and some of their rarity may be due to the reduction in the extent of the forest.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

montane f pl

  1. feminine plural of montano

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

montane

  1. vocative masculine singular of montanus