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Adirondack Mountains

plural noun
1.
a mountain range in NE New York: a part of the Appalachian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Marcy, 5344 feet (1629 meters).
Also called Adirondacks.
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  • In 1874, a seemingly helpless invalid, he made his home in the Adirondack Mountains.

  • The other bearpaw shoe illustrated is a style that originated in the Adirondack Mountains.

    Woodcraft E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
  • It stood on a high point in the Adirondack Mountains, with a view that stretched for many miles in all directions.

  • In 1887 he came again with the hope that a dry winter in the Adirondack Mountains would stand off the hand of Death.

    A Child's Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for Adirondack Mountains

Adirondack Mountains

/ˌædɪˈrɒndæk/
plural noun
1.
a mountain range in NE New York State. Highest peak: Mount Marcy, 1629 m (5344 ft)
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Adirondack Mountains in Culture
Adirondack Mountains [(ad-uh-ron-dak)]

Mountain range in northeastern New York state.

Note: The region is a resort area.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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