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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain system extending about 1,352 km (840 mi) from northwest Italy south to the Strait of Messina. The highest peak is Mount Corno, rising to 2,915.8 m (9,560 ft).

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  • proper n. A mountain range stretching 1,200 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire Apennine Peninsula, and forming the backbone of the country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula

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