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submontane

[suhb-mon-teyn] /sʌbˈmɒn teɪn/
adjective
1.
under or beneath a mountain or mountains.
2.
at or near the foot of mountains.
3.
pertaining or belonging to the lower slopes of mountains.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Late Latin submontānus; see sub-, montane
Related forms
submontanely, adverb
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  • Lower densities of birds occur in transition and submontane forests and on the edges of cultivated areas.
  • The submontane zone is defined by other climatic factors.
British Dictionary definitions for submontane

submontane

/sʌbˈmɒnteɪn/
adjective
1.
situated on or characteristic of the lower slopes of a mountain
2.
beneath a mountain or mountain range
Derived Forms
submontanely, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sub- + mōns mountain
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