[ ma-seef sahn-tral ]
/ ma sif sɑ̃ˈtral /
a great plateau and the chief water divide of France, in the central part.
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British Dictionary definitions for massif central
/ (French masif sɑ̃tral) /
a mountainous plateau region of S central France, occupying about one sixth of the country: contains several extinct volcanic cones, notably Puy de Dôme, 1465 m (4806 ft). Highest point: Puy de Sancy, 1886 m (6188 ft). Area: about 85 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles)
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