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[peed-mont] /ˈpid mɒnt/

a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
Italian Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,540,822; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
a city in W California, near Oakland.
(lowercase) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
(lowercase) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
(prenominal) (of glaciers, plains, etc) formed or situated at the foot of a mountain or mountain range
a region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles) Italian name Piemonte
a low plateau of the eastern US, between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains

name given to the fertile upland region along the eastern slope of the Appalachians, 1755, originally piemont, from Italian Piemonte, literally “mountain foot,” name of the region at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy (see Piedmont). With -d- added by 1855. Applied to similar features of other mountain ranges by 1860.

region in northern Italy, from Old Italian pie di monte “foot of the mountains,” from pie “foot” (see foot (n.)) + monte “mountain” (see mount (n.)). Related: Piedmontese.
An area of land, glacier, or other feature formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
Piedmont [(peed-mont)]

The plateau region of the eastern United States extending from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain. Also a historical region of northwest Italy bound by the Swiss and French Alps. More broadly, any region of foothills.


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  • Piedmontese

    [peed-mon-teez, -tees] /ˌpid mɒnˈtiz, -ˈtis/ noun, plural Piedmontese. 1. a native or inhabitant of , Italy. adjective 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the people or region of , Italy.

  • Piedmontite

    [peed-mon-tahyt] /ˈpid mɒnˌtaɪt/ noun 1. a mineral, similar to epidote but containing manganese: found in schists and manganese ores. /ˈpiːdmɒnˌtaɪt; -mən-/ noun 1. a dark red mineral occurring in metamorphic rocks: a complex hydrated silicate containing calcium, aluminium, iron, and manganese. Formula: Ca2(Al,Fe,Mn)3(SiO4)3OH

  • Pied-noir

    [pee-ey nwahr, pyey; French pyey nwar] /piˌeɪ ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪ; French pyeɪ ˈnwar/ noun, plural pieds noirs [pee-eyz nwahr, pyeyz; French pyey nwar] /piˌeɪz ˈnwɑr, ˌpyeɪz; French pyeɪ ˈnwar/ (Show IPA). Often Disparaging. 1. an Algerian-born French person. 2. formerly, a person of French origin living in French-ruled Algeria.

  • Pie-dog

    noun 1. a variant spelling of pye-dog

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