Part of speech: noun
Origin: Italian, mid 19th century
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."
Popularity Over Time
This word comes from the Italian “piemonte,” meaning “mountain foot.”
Did you Know?
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.