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montane

[mon-teyn] /ˈmɒn teɪn/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
noun
2.
the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane
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Examples for montane
  • The fact is basins are montane generated and flows are here longer than us, but shorter in event, both magmatic and hydrologic.
  • The replacement of wet plant communities by dry plant communities in montane habitats will eliminate certain species.
  • Singing males are generally easy to see in a variety of habitats, from open coniferous forests to montane riparian areas.
  • The montane forest is home to a variety of wildlife species.
  • Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout the summer months.
British Dictionary definitions for montane

montane

/ˈmɒnteɪn/
adjective
1.
of or inhabiting mountainous regions a montane flora
Word Origin
C19: from Latin montānus, from monsmountain
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