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mountain, noun

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Afrikaans
Used attributively in the names of fauna and flora, in Special Combinations
mountain cypress, the shrub or small tree Widdringtonia nodiflora of the Cupressaceae; berg cypress, see berg sense 1 b ii;
mountain goose [translation of Afrikaans berggans], the berggans (see berg sense 1 b ii), Alopochen aegyptiacus;
mountain zebra [influenced by Afrikaans bergquagga, see quagga], any of several zebras of the Equidae (although in earlier times the distinctions between the different zebras was not always noted, the name ‘mountain zebra’ is now used exclusively for Equus zebra zebra): (a) Equus zebra zebra, now often with defining word as Cape mountain zebra; bergquagga, see quagga sense 1 b; dauw; quagga sense 1 a iii; wild horse, see wild sense b; also attributive; also called wildepaard (sense (a), see wilde sense b); (b) The quagga (sense 1 a ii), E. burchelli. (c) The quagga (sense 1 a i), E. quagga.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 343Mountain cypress, Widdringtonia cupressoides.
1990 Skinner & Smithers Mammals of Sn Afr. Subregion 576Only two subspecies have been described, the Cape mountain zebra E. z. zebra, from the Cape Province, and Hartman’s mountain zebra, E. z. hartmannae, of Namibia and Angola.

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