[ suhb-mon-teyn ]
/ sʌbˈmɒn teɪn /


under or beneath a mountain or mountains.
at or near the foot of mountains.
pertaining or belonging to the lower slopes of mountains.

Origin of submontane

1810–20; < Late Latin submontānus; see sub-, montane

Related forms

sub·mon·tane·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for submontane


/ (sʌbˈmɒnteɪn) /


situated on or characteristic of the lower slopes of a mountain
beneath a mountain or mountain range

Derived Forms

submontanely, adverb

Word Origin for submontane

C19: from Latin sub- + mōns mountain
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