Definitions for black forest
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a wooded mountain region in SW Germany.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: German, Schwarzwald.
Black Forest, Schwarzwald(noun)
a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany
A large forest and mountain range in southwestern Germany.
The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres. The region is almost rectangular with a length of 160 km and breadth of up to 60 km. The name Schwarzwald derives from the Romans who referred to the thickly forested mountains there as Silva Nigra or Silva Carbonara because the dense growth of conifers in the forest blocked out most of the light inside the forest.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a wooded mountain chain 4000 ft. high (so called from the black pines that cover it), which runs parallel with the Rhine, and E. of it, through Würtemberg and Baden, from the Swiss frontier to Carlsruhe; is remarkable for its picturesque scenery and its mineral wealth; it possesses many health resorts, as Baden-Baden and Wildbad, where are mineral springs; silver, copper, cobalt, lead, and iron are wrought in many places; the women and children of the region make articles of woodwork, such as wooden clocks, &c. Black Friars
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