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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)


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


  • I'm surprised that the chestnut puree cake was called Mont Blanc in Locarno, since when I thought it was called that my Swiss friends were like "huh?"

    Locarno, Switzerland

  • The morning, however, was beautifully clear and bright; and Mont Blanc, which is perceptible even from the low level of the river, was without a cloud.

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • I made several American friends at that Inn, who all called Mont Blanc

    The Holly-Tree

  • The French always call Mont Blanc _the_ Mont Blanc, and for _all clear and in plain view_ they say _all uncovered_.

    Rollo in Geneva

  • It was the highest I'd ever been in a mountain range at over 3800 meters, but even that was 1000 meters less than Mont Blanc, which isn't even close to the highest peaks in the world. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Tea-licious Mont Blanc, which is an original product for the Japanese market, features sweat chestnuts and sponge cake together with Earl Gray tea flavored ice cream.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • Geneva, and Mont Blanc which is the highest point of the Alps. Bringing back the conversation to Italian literature, he began to talk nonsense with much wit and learning, but always concluding with a false judgment.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • There is a vast towering pure white, 'Mont Blanc', which has the biggest flowers of all, which are very wide and open. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I think I probably will do another ultra, I’m just now sure where or when yet, but right now I’m enjoying just running for the hell of it and sorting out the last details for our Tour du Mont Blanc holiday we’re walking it, not doing the crazy ultratrail du Mont Blanc which is only a week away…..but I am debating whether to pack my shiny new Nike Lunarglides in my rucksack shiny shoes...mmmmm!

    What next?

  • Letters from Switzerland ": 'The poem entitled" Mont Blanc "is written by the author of the two letters from Chamouni and Vevai.

    Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley


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