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mountain ash any of several usu. ornamental trees of the rose family, bearing clusters of white flowers and red or orange berries.
mountain goat see Rocky Mountain goat.
mountain laurel an evergreen shrub of the eastern United States, having thick shiny leaves and bearing pink and white flowers.
mountain lion a common name for a puma, a large wild cat with tan fur. Mountain lions live in many parts of North and South America. They are carnivorous mammals. Mountain lions are also called cougars or panthers.
mountain range a group of connected mountains that were formed during the same time period.
mountain sheep any of various wild sheep that live in the mountains, esp. the bighorn.
mountain sickness nausea, weakness, and difficulty in breathing at high altitudes, caused by lack of oxygen.
Mountain Standard Time the standard time used in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, seven hours behind Greenwich time.
Rocky Mountain goat a goatlike antelope, found esp. in the mountains of northwestern North America, that has short, black, backward-curving horns and a shaggy white coat.
Rocky Mountain sheep see bighorn.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever a disease caused by a microorganism carried to humans by certain North American ticks that is characterized by high fever, rash, and pain in the muscles and joints.
snow-on-the-mountain a plant found in central North America that bears small white flowers and has white-margined upper leaves.