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 genus Geotrygon.

(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.

(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. [Obs.]

(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 physician.

2. Any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack.

Nothing so impossible in nature but mountebanks will undertake.

(Mount"e*bank), v. t. To cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull. [R.] Shak.

a series of mountains closely related in position and direction.

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