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Definition of the noun appalachian mountains
What does appalachian mountains mean as a name of something?
- a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
- lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
- synonym of Appalachian Mountains: Appalachians
- instance of: chain / chain of mountains / mountain chain / mountain range / range / range of mountains = a series of hills or mountains
- part of: East / eastern United States = the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
- Appalachia = an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains
- Allegheny Mountains / Alleghenies = the western part of the Appalachian Mountains
- Blue Ridge Mountains / Blue Ridge = a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
- Catskill Mountains / Catskills = a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York
- Cumberland Mountains / Cumberland Plateau = the southwestern part of the Appalachians
- Great Smoky Mountains = part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee
- Green Mountains = a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont
- Taconic Mountains = a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period and once reached elevations similar to those of the Alps and the Rocky Mountains before they were eroded. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to any road running east-west.
- also known as 阿巴拉契亚山脉
- part of North America
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by R. W. McColl
THE APPALACHIAN Mountains of eastern North America comprise a north to south-tending range that extends for 1,600 mi (2,500 km) from the Gaspé Peninsula in Atlantic Maritime CANADA to northern AL- ABAMA in the UNITED STATES.
Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi
The Appalachian Mountains represented a barrier to the advance of the frontier in the colonial era but were being crossed by the time of the American Revolution . Germans, Scots, Irish, and Quakers were among the diverse settlement groups ...
by John Gunn
The Appalachian mountains extend for 3000 km from Alabama (United States) to Newfoundland (Canada). They contain significant limestone and dolostone formations, especially in western and southern areas, and commonly these are less ...
What Your Child Needs to Know by Eric Donald Hirsch, William G. Rowland, Michael Stanford
Appalachian Mountains (AP-uh-LAY-chee- uhn) The Appalachians are a mountain chain that extends almost the entire length ...
by Jay H. Buckley, Brenden W. Rensink
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. This is the second-largest mountain system in North America (after the Rocky Mountains) at around 1,500 miles long. They are a worn and eroded mountain chain divided into several smaller regions.
by Simon J Bronner
In the American imagination, it has been a primary folk region nurtured by the isolation of communities established in America's pioneer era and nestled in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The Southern Highlands, as the folk region is ...
by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong
The Appalachian Mountains stretch across fourteen states, from Maine to Georgia; they include ranges known locally as the Berkshires, Taconics, Lehighs, Shenandoahs and Smokies. These relatively gentle slopes and broad valleys have ...
by Todd Leahy, Nathan Wilson
Many of the captives grudgingly accompanied the Swiss mercenary back through the Appalachian Mountains. Those captives who returned with Bouquet either successfully escaped or suffered the harsh reality that the life they once knew was ...
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