a low mountain range in W India, along the W margin of the Deccan plateau and bordering on the Arabian Sea. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for western ghats
a mountain range in W peninsular India, parallel to the Malabar coast of the Arabian Sea. Highest peak: Anai Mudi, 2695 m (8841 ft)
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