Appalachian

[ ap-uh-ley-chee-uh n, -chuh n, -lach-ee-uh n, lach-uh n ]
/ ˌæp əˈleɪ tʃi ən, -tʃən, -ˈlætʃ i ən, ˈlætʃ ən /

adjective

of or relating to the Appalachian Mountains.
of or relating to the region of Appalachia, its inhabitants, or their culture.
Geology. of or relating to the orogeny and accompanying intrusion that occurred in eastern North America during the Pennsylvanian and Permian periods.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Appalachia, especially one of predominantly Scotch-Irish, English, or German ancestry who exemplifies the characteristic cultural traditions of this region.

Definition for appalachian (2 of 2)

Appalachian Mountains

plural noun

a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 feet (2037 meters).
Also called Ap·pa·la·chi·ans.
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British Dictionary definitions for appalachian (1 of 2)

Appalachian
/ (ˌæpəˈleɪtʃɪən) /

adjective

of, from, or relating to the Appalachian Mountains
geology of or relating to an episode of mountain building in the late Palaeozoic era during which the Appalachian Mountains were formed

British Dictionary definitions for appalachian (2 of 2)

Appalachian Mountains

Appalachians


pl n

a mountain system of E North America, extending from Quebec province in Canada to central Alabama in the US: contains rich deposits of anthracite, bitumen, and iron ore. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft)
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Culture definitions for appalachian

Appalachian Mountains
[ (ap-uh-lay-chuhn, ap-uh-lach-uhn) ]

Mountain chain in the eastern United States, extending from the valley of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, to the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama.

notes for Appalachian Mountains

Location of the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest continuous hiking path. It extends over two thousand miles from Maine to Georgia.

notes for Appalachian Mountains

Historically, the Appalachian Mountains were a barrier to early western expansion. In the early 1840s, railroads began to transport settlers across the mountains, permitting access to the frontier.
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