a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 feet (2,037 meters).
- Also called Ap·pa·la·chi·ans.
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How to use Appalachian Mountains in a sentence
The spine of the Appalachian Mountains is being obliterated to gouge out the seams of black coal.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia | Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco | June 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She grew up in Carrollton, a small town in at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in west Georgia.
From its position at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains this moderately elevated plain is termed the Piedmont plateau.North America | Israel C. Russell
Next comes the mineral belt, covering the low foot-hills of the Appalachian Mountains.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
There may be safety over the Appalachian Mountains, but there can be none on our sea-coast.History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 1 | George Ticknor Curtis
British Dictionary definitions for Appalachian Mountains
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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Cultural definitions for Appalachian Mountains
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