Associations to the word «Mountain»


MOUNTAIN, noun. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
MOUNTAIN, noun. A large amount.
MOUNTAIN, noun. (figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
MOUNTAIN, noun. (figurative) A thick breast of a lady.
MOUNTAIN, proper noun. A village in North Dakota.
MOUNTAIN, proper noun. A town in Wisconsin.
MOUNTAIN ASH, noun. (botany) Any of several trees in the genus Sorbus in North America.
MOUNTAIN ASH, noun. (British) The European species Sorbus aucuparia, commonly known as rowan or more specifically European rowan.
MOUNTAIN ASH, noun. A tree native to southeastern Australia, Eucalyptus regnans, the tallest of all flowering plants.
MOUNTAIN ASH, noun. A Texan ash tree species, Fraxinus texensis.
MOUNTAIN ASHES, noun. Plural of mountain ash
MOUNTAIN AVENS, noun. A Arctic-alpine flowering plant of the species Dryas octopetala
MOUNTAIN BEARBERRIES, noun. Plural of mountain bearberry
MOUNTAIN BEARBERRY, noun. Arctostaphylos alpina; a species of bearberry.
MOUNTAIN BEAVER, noun. A rodent found on the west coast of North America, taxonomic name Aplodontia rufa. It is not part of the beaver family.
MOUNTAIN BIKE, noun. A bicycle specially designed for off-road riding, typically with straight, flat handlebars, a heavier frame than road bikes, higher ground clearance, and wider tires, sometimes with knobs on them for greater traction.
MOUNTAIN BIKES, noun. Plural of mountain bike
MOUNTAIN BIKING, noun. (sports) off-road cycling using a mountain bike
MOUNTAIN BLUE, noun. Blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, noun. A species of bluebird found in eastern North America, Sialia currucoides.
MOUNTAIN BOARDING, noun. Alternative spelling of mountainboarding
MOUNTAIN BUILDING, noun. The geological processes, such as tectonic plate movement and volcanic activity, by which mountains are formed.
MOUNTAIN BUZZARD, noun. (Buteo oreophilus), a bird of prey endemic to East Africa
MOUNTAIN BUZZARDS, noun. Plural of mountain buzzard
MOUNTAIN CAT, noun. Mountain lion
MOUNTAIN CHAIN, noun. A series of mountain ranges stretching across a continent
MOUNTAIN CHAINS, noun. Plural of mountain chain
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING, noun. The activity of climbing mountains, or scaling rock faces
MOUNTAIN CORK, noun. A variety of asbestos with a cork-like texture.
MOUNTAIN CRANBERRY, noun. The mountain bearberry, Arctostaphylos alpina
MOUNTAIN DEGU, noun. A South American rodent, Octodontomys gliroides, related to the degus.
MOUNTAIN DEGUS, noun. Plural of mountain degu
MOUNTAIN DEW, noun. A brand of citrus-flavored, carbonated, heavily caffeinated beverage.
MOUNTAIN DEW, noun. (Southern US) Illegally distilled whiskey.
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER, noun. Synonym of Appalachian dulcimer.
MOUNTAIN DULCIMERS, noun. Plural of mountain dulcimer
MOUNTAIN FEVER, noun. (pathology) Rocky Mountain spotted fever
MOUNTAIN FIR CLUBMOSS, noun. Huperzia appalachiana.
MOUNTAIN FLAX, noun. Phormium colensoi, a perennial plant native to New Zealand.
MOUNTAIN FLAX, noun. Polygala senega, Seneca root.
MOUNTAIN GOAT, noun. A sure-footed goat antelope, Oreamnos americanus, of the North American mountains, having black curved horns and a shaggy coat.
MOUNTAIN GOATS, noun. Plural of mountain goat
MOUNTAIN GORILLA, noun. A subspecies of the eastern gorilla, Gorilla beringei beringei
MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, noun. Plural of mountain gorilla
MOUNTAIN GREEN, noun. The pigment green earth.
MOUNTAIN GUN, noun. A gun or cannon specially adapted for use in mountainous terrain.
MOUNTAIN GUNS, noun. Plural of mountain gun
MOUNTAIN HARE, noun. A Eurasian species of hare, Lepus timidus.
MOUNTAIN HARES, noun. Plural of mountain hare
MOUNTAIN LAUREL, noun. A flowering evergreen shrub, Kalmia latifolia, in the family Ericaceae, native to the eastern United States, all parts of which are toxic, the state tree of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
MOUNTAIN LEATHER, noun. A variety of asbestos with a leather-like texture.
MOUNTAIN LION, noun. Puma concolor, a large wild cat native to the Americas.
MOUNTAIN LIONS, noun. Plural of mountain lion
MOUNTAIN MAHOGANIES, noun. Plural of mountain mahogany
MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY, noun. Any shrub in the genus Cercocarpus in the family Rosaceae, native to the western US and norther Mexico.
MOUNTAIN MAN, noun. (North America) A male trapper and explorer who lives in the wilderness.
MOUNTAIN MAPLE, noun. Moose maple, Acer spicatum.
MOUNTAIN MEAL, noun. (mineralogy) A light powdery variety of calcite, occurring as an efflorescence.
MOUNTAIN MEN, noun. Plural of mountain man
MOUNTAIN MILK, noun. (mineralogy) A soft spongy variety of carbonate of lime.
MOUNTAIN MINT, noun. Any plant of the genus Pycnanthemum in the mint family.
MOUNTAIN OYSTER, noun. (slang) Hog testicles prepared as food.
MOUNTAIN OYSTERS, noun. Plural of mountain oyster
MOUNTAIN PANTHER, noun. A mountain lion
MOUNTAIN RANGE, noun. A series of adjoining mountains, often in a line.
MOUNTAIN RANGE, noun. A series of lines of mountains.
MOUNTAIN RANGES, noun. Plural of mountain range
MOUNTAIN REINDEER, noun. A subspecies of reindeer, found wild in southern Norway and Kola peninsula in Russia; Rangifer tarandus tarandus. A semi-domesticated variant is widely herded by the Sami in northern Scandinavia.
MOUNTAIN RINGLET, noun. A dark brown butterfly with a row of small orange eyespots, Erebia epiphron, of the family Nymphalidae.
MOUNTAIN RINGLETS, noun. Plural of mountain ringlet
MOUNTAIN SHEEP, noun. Argali
MOUNTAIN SICKNESS, noun. (medicine) Altitude sickness.
MOUNTAIN SOAP, noun. A soft earthy mineral, of a brownish colour, used in crayon painting.
MOUNTAIN SPECTRE, noun. An optical phenomenon sometimes seen on the summits of mountains when the observer is between the Sun and a mass of cloud. The figures of the observer and surrounding objects are seen projected on the cloud, greatly enlarged and often encircled by rainbow colours.
MOUNTAIN SPECTRES, noun. Plural of mountain spectre
MOUNTAIN SPINACH, noun. The orach (Atriplex hortensis).
MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME, proper noun. The time of day in the time zone that encompasses the segment of the United States that includes the Rocky Mountains.
MOUNTAIN STATE, proper noun. The state of West Virginia.
MOUNTAIN TEA, noun. The ironwood plant (of genus Sideritis)
MOUNTAIN TEA, noun. An infusion of the leaves of this plant
MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB, noun. A difficult challenge.
MOUNTAIN TOP, noun. Alternative spelling of mountaintop
MOUNTAIN UNIT, noun. A type of military unit armed, equipped and trained to fight in rugged, mountainous terrain.
MOUNTAIN UNITS, noun. Plural of mountain unit
MOUNTAIN VOLE, noun. Voles typically found in high-altitude environments, principally in genus Alticola.
MOUNTAIN ZEBRA, noun. A species of zebra, native to South-western Angola, Namibia and South Africa, (Equus zebra)

Dictionary definition

MOUNTAIN, noun. A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.
MOUNTAIN, noun. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money".

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