Pronunciation: (pēd'mont), [key]
1. a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
2. Italian, Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,540,822; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
3. a city in W California, near Oakland. 10,498.
4. (l.c.) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
(l.c.) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
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