from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people inhabiting the mountains and highlands of southern Vietnam near the border of Cambodia.
- adj. Of or relating to the Montagnards or their culture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mountaineer.
- n. [capitalized] One of the extreme democratic party in the legislatures of the first French revolution; hence, in general, a member of the radical or extreme liberal party. See The Mountain, under mountain.
French, mountaineer, from montagne, mountain, from Old French montaigne; see mountain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)