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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Mountain \Moun"tain\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
      living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
      among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
      mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.

   2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.

            The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.

   {Mountain antelope} (Zo["o]l.), the goral.

   {Mountain ash} (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the {Pyrus
      (Sorbus) Americana}, producing beautiful bunches of red
      berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its flowers white,
      growing in fragrant clusters. The European species is the
      {P. aucuparia}, or rowan tree.

   {Mountain barometer}, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
      transportation, used in measuring the heights of

   {Mountain beaver} (Zo["o]l.), the sewellel.

   {Mountain blue} (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.

   {Mountain cat} (Zo["o]l.), the catamount. See {Catamount}.

   {Mountain chain}, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
      generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.

   {Mountain cock} (Zo["o]l.), capercailzie. See {Capercailzie}.

   {Mountain cork} (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
      cork in its texture.

   {Mountain crystal}. See under {Crystal}.

   {Mountain damson} (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
      {Simaruba} ({S. amarga}) growing in the West Indies, which
      affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes used in

   {Mountain dew}, Scotch whisky, so called because often
      illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]

   {Mountain ebony} (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
      variegata}) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
      because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
      in tanning.

   {Mountain flax} (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
      fine fibers; amianthus. See {Amianthus}.

   {Mountain fringe} (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under

   {Mountain goat}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Mazama}.

   {Mountain green}. (Min.)
      (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
      (b) See {Green earth}, under {Green}, a.

   {Mountain holly} (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
      Canadensis}), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
      It is found in the Northern United States.

   {Mountain laurel} (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
      latifolia}) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
      clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
      poisonous. Called also {American laurel}, {ivy bush}, and
      {calico bush}. See {Kalmia}.

   {Mountain leather} (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
      leather in its texture.

   {Mountain licorice} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Trifolium}
      ({T. Alpinum}).

   {Mountain limestone} (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
      strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
      standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of {Geology}.

   {Mountain linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the twite.

   {Mountain magpie}. (Zo["o]l.)
      (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
      (b) The European gray shrike.

   {Mountain mahogany} (Bot.) See under {Mahogany}.

   {Mountain meal} (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
      occurring as an efflorescence.

   {Mountain milk} (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of

   {Mountain mint}. (Bot.) See {Mint}.

   {Mountain ousel} (Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel; -- called also
      {mountain thrush} and {mountain colley}. See {Ousel}.

   {Mountain pride}, or {Mountain green} (Bot.), a tree of
      Jamaica ({Spathelia simplex}), which has an unbranched
      palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate

   {Mountain quail} (Zo["o]l.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
      pictus}) of California. It has two long, slender,
      plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
      chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
      and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.

   {Mountain range}, a series of mountains closely related in
      position and direction.

   {Mountain rice}. (Bot.)
      (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
          in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
      (b) An American genus of grasses ({Oryzopsis}).

   {Mountain rose} (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
      flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa

   {Mountain soap} (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
      color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.

   {Mountain sorrel} (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
      digyna} with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
      greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
      Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.

   {Mountain sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the European tree sparrow.

   {Mountain spinach}. (Bot.) See {Orach}.

   {Mountain tobacco} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
      montana}) of Europe; called also {leopard's bane}.

   {Mountain witch} (Zo["o]l.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of
      the genus {Geotrygon}.
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