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Appalachian Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 feet (2037 meters).
Also called Appalachians.
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  • They were beginning to enter the Appalachian Mountains, and more of natural beauty promised to be visible.

    Secrets of the Andes James H. Foster
  • Appalachee Bay and the Appalachian Mountains derive their names from this tribe.

  • Soils of this kind, which are usually rich, are common in many limestone valleys of the Appalachian Mountains.

    Geology William J. Miller
  • All along the Appalachian Mountains the iron has been gathered in beds which are being mined.

  • And for this you would lose the passing of the Appalachian Mountains!

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • The Appalachian Mountains should be the western limits of the new nation.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • Emigrants from the Eastern states poured over the Appalachian Mountains.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • The floods of spring have become worse in late years, because of the destruction of the forest cover in the Appalachian Mountains.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
British Dictionary definitions for Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain system of E North America, extending from Quebec province in Canada to central Alabama in the US: contains rich deposits of anthracite, bitumen, and iron ore. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft)
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Appalachian Mountains in Culture
Appalachian Mountains [(ap-uh-lay-chuhn, ap-uh-lach-uhn)]

Mountain chain in the eastern United States, extending from the valley of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, to the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama.

Note: Location of the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest continuous hiking path. It extends over two thousand miles from Maine to Georgia.
Note: Historically, the Appalachian Mountains were a barrier to early western expansion. In the early 1840s, railroads began to transport settlers across the mountains, permitting access to the frontier.
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