a plateau largely in Kentucky and Tennessee, a part of the Appalachian Mountains: highest point, about 4,000 feet (1,220 meters).
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Also called Cumberland Plateau .
Words nearby Cumberland Mountains
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Cultural definitions for Cumberland Mountains
Southwestern division of the Appalachian Mountains; sometimes called the Cumberland Plateau.
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