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Definition of "appalachians" [appalachians]

  • A mountain system of E North America, extending from Quebec province in Canada to central Alabama in the US: contains rich deposits of anthracite, bitumen, and iron ore. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft) (plural-noun)
  • A mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States (noun)

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Use "appalachians" in a sentence
  • "Wolves used to be native to the appalachians as far as I can tell."
  • "In the southern appalachians with brook trout, they will attack anything if it looks remotely edible."
  • "Here in the appalachians, since the removal of mountain lions a century ago, deer numbers have exploded and many of them are fraile and weak due to the lack of food and no predators."