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Wednesday, September 29

Piedmont

[PEED-mahnt]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid 19th century

1.

A gentle slope leading from the base of mountains to a region of flat land.

Examples of Piedmont in a sentence

"The area’s piedmont had surprisingly fertile land."

"The piedmont rarely experienced severe flooding."

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About Piedmont

This word comes from the Italian “piemonte,” meaning “mountain foot.”

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When people hear “piedmont,” they tend to think of one of two specific locations: either northwestern Italy at the foot of the Alps, or the hilly highland between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast.

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