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Meaning of tramontane

tra•mon•tane

Pronunciation: (tru-mon'tān, tram'un-tān"), [key]
— adj.
  1. being or situated beyond the mountains.
  2. beyond the Alps as viewed from Italy; transalpine.
  3. of, pertaining to, or coming from the other side of the mountains.
  4. foreign; barbarous.
—n.
  1. a person who lives beyond the mountains: formerly applied by the Italians to the peoples beyond the Alps, and by the latter to the Italians.
  2. a foreigner; outlander; barbarian.
  3. a violent, polar wind from the northwest that blows in southern France.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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