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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MUNT, n.2 Sc. form and usages of Eng. mount. [mʌnt]

1. A low tree-covered hill (Fif., Ayr. 1963).Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr. Duguid 244:
Streekit on my grufe below some rowan tree by the side of a fine auld m'unt of firs.
Ayr. 1951 Stat. Acc.3 474:
The surface consists of large undulating stretches with here and there low tree-covered hills that are locally described as “munts ”.

2. Comb. mount caper, the marsh orchis, Orchis latifolia.Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 175:
By the border, it is meadow rocket; in the west, and greater part of Ireland, mount caper.

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