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[gram-pee-uh nz]
  1. The, (used with a plural verb) a range of low mountains in central Scotland, separating the Highlands from the Lowlands. Highest peak, Ben Nevis, 4406 feet (1343 meters).
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Also called Grampian Hills.


[gram-pee-uh n]
  1. a region in E Scotland. 3361 sq. mi. (8704 sq. km).
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Related formstrans-Gram·pi·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of grampians

  • In the west and north-west the Grampians are the predominant feature.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7


  • The Grampians in Forfarshire and in Perthshire are from 3000 to 4000 feet high.

  • Between them and the Grampians lies the low and charming valley of Strathmore.

    The Genius of Scotland

    Robert Turnbull

  • The Grampians were within a long march, and once there Montrose knew he was safe.

    The Red Book of Heroes

    Leonora Blanche Lang

  • The glen of Oranmore lay among the lower heights of the Grampians, a solitary, secluded valley.


    Mrs. Oliphant