Piedmont

[peed-mont]
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noun

a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
Italian Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,540,822; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
a city in W California, near Oakland.
(lowercase) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.

adjective

(lowercase) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.

Origin of Piedmont

From the Italian word Piemonte literally, foothill

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British Dictionary definitions for piedmont

piedmont

adjective

(prenominal) (of glaciers, plains, etc) formed or situated at the foot of a mountain or mountain range

Word Origin for piedmont

from Italian piémonte mountain foot

Piedmont

noun

a region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles)Italian name: Piemonte
a low plateau of the eastern US, between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains
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Science definitions for piedmont

piedmont

[pēdmŏnt′]

An area of land, glacier, or other feature formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
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Culture definitions for piedmont

Piedmont

[(peed-mont)]

The plateau region of the eastern United States extending from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain. Also a historical region of northwest Italy bound by the Swiss and French Alps. More broadly, any region of foothills.

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