Definition of submontane in English:

submontane

adjective

  • 1Passing under or through mountains.

    1. 1.1 Situated in the foothills or lower slopes of a mountain range.
      • ‘The pollination biology of Aechmea pectinata was studied in a submontane rainforest in south-eastern Brazil.’
      • ‘In the Australian physiognomic classification system, the CFF is considered a complex notophyll vine forest type that is more generally defined as a submontane tropical rain forest.’
      • ‘Thus, a typical sequence on tropical mountains is from lowland tropical forest, through submontane, montane, and subalpine vegetation zones to the alpine zones of grasses and shrubs.’
      • ‘Sheep breeding is the main object of livestock farming, and Macedonians hold dear their exquisite sheep's milk yoghurt, ovcho kiselo mleko, especially that made by shepherds in alpine submontane dairies.’

Pronunciation

submontane

/ˌsəbˈmɑnteɪn//ˌsəbˈmäntān/