Origin of mountainous
Examples from the Web for mountainous
The narrowest piece of land was at Panama, but it was covered in dense, mountainous jungle.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Cases may be hidden by communities, cases may be happening in areas that are remote and far off mountainous areas,” he says.The WHO’s Big Asterisk on Liberia’s Ebola Case Decrease|Abby Haglage|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For years, the military was content to leave the mountainous Kunar and Nuristan region to insurgents and their Islamist allies.As Obama Draws Down, Al Qaeda Grows in Afghanistan|Eli Lake|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now even his mountainous funeral is creeping into the remorseless past.Hunter S. Thompson Was Right About America: It’s Still Freaks vs. Fear|James Poulos|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As mountainous seas rolled down upon them, smashing over the deck, Halsted left him to it.
It forms forests and woods in mountainous parts of the temperate zone from the Caspian Sea to Portugal.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
The floor is a mountainous heap of loose stones, and not an inch of even surface could be found on roof or walls.
Much of the territory is mountainous, the Carpathians extending over about 800 miles.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World|John B. Alden
A few miles of rapid travelling brought us to a steep ascent into a mountainous range to the right.Captured by the Navajos|Charles A. Curtis
The elevation of the passes in a mountainous region represents in general the height of the lowest part of the chain.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for mountainous
Word Origin and History for mountainous
late 14c., from Old French montagneux, from Vulgar Latin *montaneosus "mountainous," from *montanea (see mountain).