montane
adjective Etymology: Latin montanus of a mountain — more at mountain Date: 1863 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

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