Butter Mountain

  A derisory term referring to the surplus of agricultural produce generated by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Glossary of the European Union and European Communities . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mountain — noun 1 very high hill ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, high, large, tall, towering ▪ 1 000 m, 3 000 foot, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • mountain — n. 1 a large natural elevation of the earth s surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large or high and steep hill. 2 a large heap or pile; a huge quantity (a mountain of work). 3 a large surplus stock of a commodity (butter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain */*/*/ — UK [ˈmaʊntɪn] / US [ˈmaʊnt(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms mountain : singular mountain plural mountains 1) a natural structure like a very big hill that is much higher than the usual level of land around it They went walking and climbing in the …   English dictionary

  • mountain — moun|tain [ mauntn ] noun count *** 1. ) a natural structure like a very big hill that is much higher than the usual level of land around it: They went walking and climbing in the mountains. spectacular mountain scenery There was still snow on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mountain — noun 1》 an elevation of the earth s surface rising abruptly and to a large height from the surrounding level. 2》 a large pile or quantity of something.     ↘a large surplus stock of a commodity: a butter mountain. Phrases move mountains achieve… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mountain — moun‧tain [ˈmaʊntn ǁ ˈmaʊntn] noun [countable] butter/​beef/​ grain etc mountain ECONOMICS a very large amount of food that is stored, especially by the European Union, in order to prevent prices from becoming lower: • There are frequent butter …   Financial and business terms

  • Mountain Bar — is a chocolate bar made by Brown Haley, Inc. Mountain Bars consist of chocolate and peanuts molded around one of three flavored fillings: vanilla, peanut butter or cherry. The Mountain Bar was first created in 1915 at the Brown Haley factory in… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain ration — The Mountain Ration (or M Ration ) was a United States military ration developed for use by U.S. troops operating in high altitude or mountainous regions of the European theater of operations (ETO) during World War 2. Contents 1 Origin,… …   Wikipedia

  • mountain — moun|tain W3S3 [ˈmauntın US ˈmauntən] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: montaigne, from Latin montanus, from mons; MOUNT2] 1.) a very high hill ▪ the highest mountain in Austria ▪ the Rocky Mountains ▪ a steep mountain road …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mountain — noun (C) 1 a very high hill: the Rocky Mountains | a mountain rescue team 2 also mountains plural a very large pile or amount of something: My mother in law always gives me a mountain of potatoes from her garden. | I ve got mountains of washing… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.