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Nilgiri Hills

[nil-guh-ree] /ˈnɪl gə ri/
plural noun
a group of mountains in S India, in Madras state. Highest peak, Mt. Dodabetta, 8760 feet (2670 meters). Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Nilgiri Hills
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  • The native state of Mysore has seven, and the Nilgiri Hills have sanctuaries aggregating about 100,000 acres in area.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • For the last three months of the year my health compelled me to take leave to the Nilgiri Hills.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • This was to the effect that the couple had slipped off to the Nilgiri Hills and had decided to stop there.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
British Dictionary definitions for Nilgiri Hills

Nilgiri Hills

plural noun
a plateau in S India, in Tamil Nadu. Average height: 2000 m (6500 ft), reaching 2635 m (8647 ft) in Doda Betta
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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