Nilgiri Hills

[ nil-guh-ree ]
/ ˈnɪl gə ri /
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plural noun
a group of mountains in S India, in Madras state. Highest peak, Mt. Dodabetta, 8,760 feet (2,670 meters).
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  • For the last three months of the year my health compelled me to take leave to the Nilgiri Hills.

    The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • This was to the effect that the couple had slipped off to the Nilgiri Hills and had decided to stop there.

    The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
  • The native state of Mysore has seven, and the Nilgiri Hills have sanctuaries aggregating about 100,000 acres in area.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday

British Dictionary definitions for Nilgiri Hills

Nilgiri Hills


/ (ˈnɪlɡɪrɪ) /

pl n
a plateau in S India, in Tamil Nadu. Average height: 2000 m (6500 ft), reaching 2635 m (8647 ft) in Doda Betta
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