Definition of sub-Apennine in English:

sub-Apennine

noun

  • In †singular and plural With the: a range of low hills skirting the western slopes of the Apennines in Italy.

adjective

  • Of or relating to this range of hills or (Geology, now chiefly historical) the Pliocene strata which are exposed there. Also more widely: designating the region adjacent to the Apennines; of or relating to this region.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Smith (1775–1839), writer and humorist. From sub- + Apennine, after Italian subappennini, † subapennini.

Pronunciation

sub-Apennine

/ˌsʌbˈapɪnʌɪn/