of or designating a cool, moist ecological zone usually located near the timberline and usually dominated by evergreen trees
Origin of montanefrom Classical Latin montanus: see mountain
Of, growing in, or inhabiting mountain areas.
Origin of montaneLatin montānus from mōns mont- mountain ; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more montane, superlative most montane)
- Flora and fauna of a montane habitat.
From Latin montÄnus (“mountainous").