Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Located between mountains or mountain systems.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying between mountains: as, intermontane soil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Between mountains.

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  • adjective Between mountains.

Etymologies

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inter- +‎ montane

Examples

  • The diversity of habitat types in the dry forest region includes scrub and desert, deciduous tropical thorn-scrub forest, deciduous ceiba forest, semi-evergreen lowland and premontane tall forest, and intermontane scrub.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • This ecoregion is a broad arid intermontane basin interrupted by hills and low mountains and dominated by grasslands and shrublands.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Morocco's northern coast and interior are mountainous (Rif Mountains and Atlas mountains) with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains.

    Morocco

  • Many mountain-fed, perennial streams occur and differentiate the intermontane valleys from the Northwestern Great Plains.

    Ecoregions of the United States-Level III (EPA)

  • Terrain: Northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains.

    Morocco

  • Southern RockiesThe Southern Rockies are characterized by rugged, steep mountains, intermontane depressions and open meadows, and high-elevation plateaus composed of dissected, horizontally layered rocks.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • The broad, xeric intermontane Wyoming Basin (18) is punctuated by high hills and low mountains and dominated by grasslands and shrublands.

    Ecoregions of Montana (EPA)

  • The Snake River Plain is a broad intermontane valley.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • The Laramie Basin ecoregion is a wide intermontane valley, dominated by mixed-grass prairie.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • The Grassland Parks ecoregion, occurring primarily in Colorado, consists of high intermontane valleys with sufficient water availability to support grasslands and wet meadows.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

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  • Hey, CIA... aren't ALL valleys "intermontane?"

    July 15, 2011