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

  • adj. Located under or at the base of a mountain or mountain range.

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  • adj. Located at the base of a mountain, or in the foothills of a mountain chain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated at or near the base of a mountain or mountain-range; belonging to the foot-hills of a range. See foothill.


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  • The Pacaas Novos National Park protects 7,648 km2 of montane and submontane area in the Chapada dos Parecis.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • This ecoregion has a mosaic pattern of climatic formations, such as dense drought deciduous lowland woodland, submontane woodland, and evergreen seasonal lowland forest.

    Lara-Falcón dry forests

  • The linework follows the IBGE classifications of "lowland dense ombrophilous forest", "submontane dense ombrophilous forest", and "submontane open ombrophilous forest" within the parameters of these rivers.

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests

  • There, the landscape comprises steep-sided, flat-topped mountains with rocky meadows and semi-deciduous forests on the upper elevations in a patchwork of mostly open submontane forest and woodland savannas.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • Linework for this ecoregion follows these rivers, and the IBGE map classification of "lowland ombrophilous dense forest", "submontane ombrophilous dense forest", and all subsequent "secondary forests and agricultural activities" within this broad classification.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests

  • The linework for this transition follows IBGE map, which classifies this portion of the ecoregion as "submontane open ombrophilous forest" (and to the north as "submontane dense ombrophilous forest" and "lowland dense ombrophilous forest").

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • They are characterized by patches of dense submontane forest in a matrix of open-canopy submontane forest.

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests

  • The region encompasses a variety of vegetation types including dense lowland rain forest, dense submontane rain forest, open-canopy submontane rain forest, and woodland savanna.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • It consists of montane to altimontane beech, and mixed beech forests, submontane to altimontane spruce and spruce-fir forests, and alpine vegetation in the European Alps. It also includes small portions of submontane acidophilous oak and mixed oak forests, nemoral, sub - and oro-Mediterranean pine forests, and nival and sub-nival vegetation of the high mountains.

    Alps conifer and mixed forests

  • Dominant species of the submontane forest between 1,300-1,600 m in the west and 1,600-2,000 m in the north are Croton megalocarpus and Calodendron capense; and of the lower to middle montane forest between 1,600-2,200 m in the west and 2,000-2,400 m in the north is Cassipourea malosana.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania


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