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English definition of “highlands”


noun [plural]     /ˈhaɪləndz/
an area with a lot of mountains: the Scottish highlandsAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
highland     /ˈhaɪlənd/ adjective in or relating to the highlands: a highland villageParts of countriesHills and mountains
(Definition of highlands noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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