Webster 1913 Edition
montania, fr. L.
montis, a mountain; cf.
montanusbelonging to a mountain. See 1st
A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.
A range, chain, or group of such elevations;
as, the White.
A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity.
I should have been a
a popular name given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats.
Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains;
Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
The high, the
mountainmajesty of worth.
an ornamental tree, the–
Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European species is the
Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
a portable barometer, adapted for safe transportation, used in measuring the heights of mountains.–
blue carbonate of copper; azurite.–
the catamount. See–
a series of contiguous mountain ranges, generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.–
a variety of asbestus, resembling cork in its texture.–
a large tree of the genus–
Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies, which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes used in medicine.
Scotch whisky, so called because often illicitly distilled among the mountains.
a small leguminous tree (–
Bauhinia variegata) of the East and West Indies; – so called because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and in tanning.
a variety of asbestus, having very fine fibers; amianthus. See–
climbing fumitory. See under–
Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
Green earth, under
a branching shrub (–
Nemopanthes Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries. It is found in the Northern United States.
an American shrub (–
Kalmia latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is poisonous. Called also
ivy bush, and
calico bush. See
a variety of asbestus, resembling leather in its texture.–
a plant of the genus–
a series of marine limestone strata below the coal measures, and above the old red standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of–
The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
The European gray shrike.–
a light powdery variety of calcite, occurring as an efflorescence.–
a soft spongy variety of carbonate of lime.–
the ring ousel; – called also–
mountain colley. See
Mountain pride, or
a tree of Jamaica (–
Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate leaves.
the plumed partridge (–
Oreortyx pictus) of California. It has two long, slender, plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
a series of mountains closely related in position and direction.–
An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation, in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
An American genus of grasses (–
a species of rose with solitary flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe (–
a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.–
a low perennial plant (
Oxyria digynawith rounded kidney-form leaves, and small greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes.
the European tree sparrow.–
a composite plant (–
Arnica montana) of Europe; called also
a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the genus
Webster 1828 Edition