Origin of massif
Examples from the Web for massif
Massif ought to pay him in a few days five hundred francs for the second edition of his book; but what is a handful of napoleons?A Romance of Youth, Complete|Francois Coppee
The two next highest are at the right, or eastern, end of the massif.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
Didron thus describes it: Cet anneau est en or massif; il pese 14 gram.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
Above the plain, which sweeps away from the northern bank, rises the "massif" of Laon.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
They are exposed on the one hand in the neighbourhood of the Rhine and on the other hand in the Bohemian massif.
British Dictionary definitions for massif
Word Origin for massif
Word Origin and History for massif
"cluster of hills," 1520s, from French massif (see massive), here used as a noun in French; e.g. the Massif Central, name of the plateau in the middle of southern France.