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1Chiefly with the. The extensive mountain range running the length of the Italian peninsula.
Astronomy. More fully "Lunar Apennines". With the. A prominent mountain range in the northern region of the moon's near side, along the southern edge of the Mare Imbrium.
1Of or relating to the Apennines in Italy; originating from or found in the Apennines.
Archaeol. Designating or relating to an Italian Bronze Age culture characterized by dark burnished pottery.
Astronomy. Designating, relating to, or originating from the Lunar Apennines.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From classical Latin Āpennīnus (also Appennīnus) the Apennine mountains, (adjective) of, or originating in the Apennine mountains; compare -ine.
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