Definitions

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

  • See Mont Blanc.

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  • proper n. The highest mountain in France

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

  • n. the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)

Etymologies

From French mont (mount) + blanc (white) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not that either of these singers stands alone, but each towers above his contemporaries in the domain of sacred song, as Mont Blanc over the neighbouring Aiguilles.

    The Passion-Hymns of Iceland

  • My last fortnight was spent at Glion, where the Dent du Midi is seen from base to summit, at the entrance of the Rhone valley above the waters of the lake, and on the one day I spent at Geneva the whole mass of Mont Blanc was revealed in more magnificence than I ever saw it before from the city.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • In the afternoon his careful mother would turn him out for a tramp round the Norwood lanes; he might look in at the Poussins and Claudes of the Dulwich Gallery, or, for a longer excursion, go over to Mr. Windus, and his roomful of Turner drawings, or sit to George Richmond for the portrait at full length with desk and portfolio, and Mont Blanc in the background.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • His Bourbon he bought only in the Rue Mont Blanc (now the Chaussee d'Antin), the Martinique, in the Rue des Vieilles Audriettes, the Moka at a grocer's in the Rue de l'Universite.

    Balzac

  • The grand glacier of the Allee Blanche and the view of Mont Blanc from the valley of Aosta were alone worth all the trouble.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Among Mr. Povondra's papers was a rather unclear newspaper photograph showing both newt delegates going up the steps onto the Quai du Mont Blanc on Lake Geneva to take their places at the commission.

    The War with the Newts

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