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Adirondacks (plural used as singular) (noun)
1. A mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, USA: "After spending the summer camping in the Adirondacks in the North Eastern part of New York, Roland read a book describing the highest peak, Mount Marcy, having an elevation of 5344 feet or 1629 meters. In addition, he found out that it had extremely old rocks being exposed by an uplift which is more than a billion years old!"
2. Etymology: a Mohawk word meaning "they eat trees".
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