montane

adjective
mon·​tane | \ ˌmän-ˈtān How to pronounce montane (audio) , ˈmän-ˌtān \

Definition of montane

1 : of, relating to, growing in, or being the biogeographic zone of relatively moist cool upland slopes below timberline dominated by large coniferous trees
2 : of, relating to, or made up of montane plants or animals

First Known Use of montane

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for montane

Latin montanus of a mountain — more at mountain

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“Montane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/montane. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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