a series of mountains closely related in position and direction. Mountain rice. (Bot.) (a) An upland
variety of rice, grown without irrigation, in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. (b) An
American genus of grasses Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary flowers, growing
in the mountains of Europe Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish color, used
in crayon painting; saxonite. Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant (Oxyria digyna with rounded
kidney-form leaves, and small greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and in
high northern latitudes. Gray. Mountain sparrow (Zoöl.), the European tree sparrow. Mountain
spinach. (Bot.) See Orach. Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant (Arnica montana) of
Europe; called also leopard's bane. Mountain witch (Zoöl.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
(Moun`tain*eer") n. [OF. montanier, LL. montanarius. See Mountain.]
1. An inhabitant of a mountain; one who lives among mountains.
2. A rude, fierce person. [Obs.]
No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer.Milton.
(Moun`tain*eer"), v. i. To live or act as a mountaineer; to climb mountains.
You can't go mountaineering in a flat country.H. James.
(Moun"tain*er) n. A mountaineer. [Obs.]
(Moun"tain*et) n. A small mountain. [R.]
(Moun"tain*ous) a. [F. montagneux, L. montaniosus.]
1. Full of, or containing, mountains; as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
2. Inhabiting mountains. [Obs.] Bacon.
3. Large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk; as, a mountainous heap. Prior.
(Moun"tain*ous*ness), n. The state or quality of being mountainous.
(Mount"ance) n. [OF. montance.] Amount; sum; quantity; extent. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mount"ant) a. [F. montant, p. pr. of monter. See Mount, and cf. Montant.] Raised; high.
(Mount"e*bank) n. [It. montimbanco, montambanco; montare to mount + in in, upon +
banco bench. See Mount, and 4th Bank.]
1. One who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing
diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infallible remedies; a quack doctor.
Such is the weakness and easy credulity of men, that a mountebank . . . is preferred before an able
2. Any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack.
Nothing so impossible in nature but mountebanks will undertake.Arbuthnot.
(Mount"e*bank), v. t. To cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull. [R.] Shak.