Appalachian Mountains

plural noun
  1. 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 site of the Appalachian Mountains was, millions of years ago, the bottom of a shallow sea.

    Geology | William J. Miller
  • Soils of this kind, which are usually rich, are common in many limestone valleys of the Appalachian Mountains.

    Geology | William J. Miller

British Dictionary definitions for Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

pl n
  1. 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

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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