piedmont

adjective
pied·​mont | \ ˈpēd-ˌmänt How to pronounce piedmont (audio) \

Definition of piedmont

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: lying or formed at the base of mountains

Piedmont

geographical name
Pied·​mont | \ ˈpēd-ˌmänt How to pronounce Piedmont (audio) \

Definition of Piedmont (Entry 2 of 2)

1 upland region of the eastern U.S. lying east of the Appalachian Mountains between southeastern New York and central Alabama
2 or Italian Piemonte \ pyā-​ˈmōn-​(ˌ)tā How to pronounce Piedmont (audio) \ region of northwestern Italy west of Lombardy that is almost entirely surrounded by mountains and borders on France and Switzerland; capital Turin population 4,363,916

Other Words from piedmont

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piedmont noun

Geographical name

Piedmontese \ ˌpēd-​mən-​ˈtēz How to pronounce Piedmont (audio) , -​(ˌ)män-​ , -​ˈtēs \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of piedmont

Adjective

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piedmont

Adjective

Piedmont, region of Italy

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“Piedmont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piedmont. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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