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English definition of “the Highlands”

the Highlands

noun [plural]    
a mountainous area in northern Scotland: the Scottish HighlandsNamed regions of countries Highland     adjective [before noun] related to or connected with the Scottish Highlands: a Highland reelNamed regions of countries
(Definition of the Highlands noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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