montane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin montānus (of or pertaining to a mountain). Morphologically mount (mountain) +‎ -ane (of, pertaining to).

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Adjective[edit]

montane (comparative more montane, superlative most montane)

  1. Of, inhabiting, or growing in mountain areas; specifically, pertaining to the cool, moist upland slopes below the timberline.
    • 1903, William R. Fisher, transl., Plant-Geography Upon a Physiological Basis, Oxford: Clarendon Press, translation of original by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper, published 1903, page 721:
      The montane region in its lower belts has, at the equator, a still tropical although not equatorial character, but near the two tropics it has from the first a temperate character. The difference between the equatorial rain-forest of the basal region on the one hand, and the tropical forest of the lower montane region on the other, is confined to the systematic composition. In temperate montane formations, on the contrary, the lower temperature is reflected in purely oecological characteristics in the plant-life and impresses upon the formations the stamp of those of higher latitudes.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial, published 2000, page 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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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔnˈtaːnə/
  • Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ne

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montane

  1. inflected form of montan

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