Cottian Alps

[ kot-ee-uhn ]

plural noun
  1. a mountain range in SW Europe, in France and Italy: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Monte Viso, 12,602 feet (3,841 meters).

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How to use Cottian Alps in a sentence

  • Antony with all his cavalry was allowed to escape eastward toward the Cottian Alps.

    The Life of Cicero | Anthony Trollope
  • That portion of the Alps next this canton took from this sovereign the name of the Cottian Alps.

  • In these Cottian Alps, which begin at the town of Susa, one vast ridge rises up, scarcely passable by any one without danger.

  • Next summer he was forced to evacuate Italy, and in 353 his destruction was completed by a defeat in the Cottian Alps.

    The Arian Controversy | H. M. Gwatkin

British Dictionary definitions for Cottian Alps

Cottian Alps

/ (ˈkɒtɪən) /

pl n
  1. a mountain range in SW Europe, between NW Italy and SE France: part of the Alps. Highest peak: Monte Viso, 3841 m (12 600 ft)

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