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Definition of the noun appalachians

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  1. 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

Alternative definition of the noun appalachians

proper noun

  1. A range of mountains in eastern North America, running northeast from Alabama in the United States to Newfoundland in Canada, variously including or excluding the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York.
  2. The southern portion of the United States portion of this area, as a socioeconomic region.

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Google previewNative Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains (2014)

by Stanley L. Bentley

One of the extremely rare species of native orchids found in the southern Appalachians is the eastern prairie fringed orchid. As its name implies, this is a plant of the prairies of the upper Midwest. Far outside its normal range, ...

Google previewThe United States of America (2007)

by Charles F. Gritzner

Interior Lowlands Moving eastward from the Rocky Mountains and stretching to the Appalachians is a huge area of lowland plains. The west-ern portion, the Great Plains, lies west of a line that roughly coincides with the 100th meridian and ...

Google previewThe Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (2009)

by Carol W. Hall, Norman E. Hall

A fascinating fact concerning the four genera so well represented in the Appalachians is that the same genera are also well represented in China—and in few if any other places in the world. Several theories exist to explain this. One is that all ...

Google previewThe Catskill Delta (1985)

by Donald L. Woodrow, William D. Sevon

In summary, the sequence of paleomagnetically-defined displacement in the Northern Appalachians is a clockwise rotation of the most inboard terrane ( Traveler) in the Devonian, followed by a northward translation of both the Acadia and ...

Google previewNational Cooper's Journal (1907)

As an additional argument for the establishment of this National forest in the Appalachians is that the South is now in a stage of unprecedented development, and will, in a few years, be able to utilize practically all of the water power within its ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environmental History (2013)

by Ian Whyte

anthropocene | Appalachians anthropocene Suggested by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer (2000) as a new geological epoch characterized by the dominant impact of humans on the global environment. They proposed that it started at the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

From southto north the Appalachians cover the northeastern tip of Alabama, north Georgia, north west South Carolina, east Tennessee and Kentucky, a small portionof westNorth Carolina, allof West Virginia and the west of Virginiaextending ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky (2015)

by Paul A. Tenkotte, James C. Claypool

APPALACHIANS of Northern Kentucky; however, Northern Kentucky has been an important recipient of Appalachian migrants, who have enriched its cultural landscape. Many Appalachians are descended from Scotch-Irish immigrants who ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

APPAlACHIANS The Appalachian mountain belt extends for 1,600 miles (2,600 km) along the east coast of North America, stretching from the st. Lawrence Valley in Quebec, Canada, to Alabama. many classifications consider the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

In mid-Siluric time it was probably entirely enclosed by land, only the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River being covered by water. This water body extended northwestward over what is now Hudson Bay and the arctic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890 (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer Tucker, James R. Arnold, Roberta Wiener

Appalachian Mountains 29 Appalachians, not to mention the harsher climate and poor soil that are found in the highlands. The Appalachian region was occupied by Native Americans of various tribal affiliations, and until the mid-1700s only a ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

APPALACHIANS APPANAGE 343 several large streams break its continuity ; and one, the river Hudson, is a tidal channel which carries even sea-going vessels through the range, a phenomenon very unusual in any part of the world.

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Scrabble value of A1P3P3A1L1A1C3H4I1A1N1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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