montagnes russes

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "Russian mountains", a predecessor to the modern roller coaster popular in 18th century Russia and introduced in Paris in 1812 under the name Les Montagnes Russes à Belleville.

Noun[edit]

montagnes russes f pl ‎(plural only)

  1. rollercoaster

Descendants[edit]