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intermontane

[in-ter-mon-teyn] /ˌɪn tərˈmɒn teɪn/
adjective
1.
located between mountains or mountain ranges:
an intermontane lake.
Also, intermountain
[in-ter-moun-tn] /ˌɪn tərˈmaʊn tn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of intermontane
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; < Latin inter- inter- + montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane
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Examples from the Web for intermontane
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  • Excepting the mining regions, the population of mountainous countries is apt to be found mainly in the intermontane valleys.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The intermontane valleys between the Andean ranges have the climate of the temperate zone; wheat and sheep are produced.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for intermontane

intermontane

/ˌɪntəmɒnˈteɪn/
adjective
1.
occurring or situated between mountain ranges: an intermontane basin
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