montane

[ mon-teyn ]
/ ˈmɒn teɪn /
Ecology

adjective

pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.

noun

the lower vegetation belt on mountains.

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Origin of montane

1860–65; < Latin montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane
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British Dictionary definitions for montane

montane
/ (ˈmɒnteɪn) /

adjective

of or inhabiting mountainous regionsa montane flora

Word Origin for montane

C19: from Latin montānus, from mons mountain
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