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mons

[monz] /mɒnz/
noun, plural montes
[mon-teez] /ˈmɒn tiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
an area of the body that is higher than neighboring areas.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Neo-Latin; Latin mōns mountain, hill; see mount2

monte

[mon-tee] /ˈmɒn ti/
noun, Cards.
1.
Also called monte bank. a gambling game played with a 40-card pack in which players bet that one of two layouts, each consisting of two cards drawn from either the top or bottom of the deck and turned face up, will be matched in suit by the next card turned up.
2.
three-card monte (def 1).
Origin
1815-25; < Spanish: mountain, hence, heap (of cards); see mount2

Monte

[mon-tee] /ˈmɒn ti/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for montes

Mons

/French mɔ̃s/
noun
1.
a town in SW Belgium, capital of Hainaut province: scene of the first battle (1914) of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I. Pop: 91 185 (2004 est) Flemish name Bergen

monte

/ˈmɒntɪ/
noun
1.
a gambling card game of Spanish origin
2.
(Austral, informal) a certainty
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: mountain, hence pile of cards
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Word Origin and History for montes

mons

n.

from Latin mons (plural montes) "mountain" (see mount (n.)); used in English in various anatomical senses, especially mons Veneris "mountains of Love," fleshy eminence atop the vaginal opening, 1690s; often mons for short.

monte

n.

gambling card game, 1824, from Spanish monte "mountain," from Latin montem (nominative mons), see mount (n.). So called from the heap of cards left after dealing. A favorite in California during the gold rush years. The three-card form (first attested 1877) is of Mexican origin.

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montes in Medicine

mons (mŏnz)
n. pl. mon·tes (mŏn'tēz)
An anatomical prominence or slight elevation above the general level of the surface.

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Encyclopedia Article for montes

Mons

municipality, Walloon Region, southwestern Belgium, set on a knoll between the Trouille and Haine rivers, at the junction of the Nimy-Blaton Canal and the Canal du Centre. The Nimy-Blaton Canal replaces that of Mono Conde, built by Napoleon, which has been filled and now serves as a vehicle route to France. Peopled since prehistoric times, Mons originated as a Roman camp (Castrilocus) in the 3rd century; it grew around an abbey founded (c. 650) by St. Waudru, or Waltrudis, daughter of the Count of Hainaut. During the 9th century, turreted ramparts encircled the small town. Recognized by Charlemagne as the capital of Hainaut (804), it prospered as a cloth-weaving centre between the 14th and the 16th century. Mons, a stronghold and frontier town, was well fortified. The most extensive defenses were built by the distinguished French military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. It was repeatedly attacked and occupied by Dutch, Spanish, French, and English forces in the 16th-18th-century wars and was ruled by the French, Spanish, Dutch, and Austrians prior to 1830. The city was the site of the first battle between the British and the Germans in 1914, ending in the British "Retreat from Mons." The city endured German aerial bombardment during 1940.

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