Alps

[ alps ]
/ ælps /

plural noun

a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4,810 meters).

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British Dictionary definitions for Alps

Alps
/ (ælps) /

pl n

a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley
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Cultural definitions for Alps

Alps

Mountain system of south-central Europe.

notes for Alps

The Alps provide scenic beauty and the location for an abundance of winter sports, making them a popular tourist destination.
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