Definition of massif noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mæˈsiːf//
; NAmE NAmE//mæˈsiːf//
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a group of mountains that form a large mass Word Origin early 16th cent. (denoting a large building): French, ‘massive’, used as a noun. The current sense dates from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: massif