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highland (n.)

Old English heohlond "mountainous country;" see high (adj.) + land (n.). Highlands "mountainous district of Scotland" first recorded early 15c.

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Definitions of highland from WordNet
1
highland (n.)
elevated (e.g., mountainous) land;
Synonyms: upland
2
highland (adj.)
used of high or hilly country;
Synonyms: upland
From wordnet.princeton.edu