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[moun-tn-uh s] /ˈmaʊn tn əs/

abounding in :
a mountainous wilderness.
of the nature of a .
resembling a or , as being very large and high:
mountainous waves.
of or relating to mountains: a mountainous region
like a mountain, esp in size or impressiveness

late 14c., from Old French montagneux, from Vulgar Latin *montaneosus “mountainous,” from *montanea (see mountain).


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