Beshtau(redirected from Mount Beshtau)
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(from Turkic besh, “five,” and tau, “mountain”), an isolated five-peaked mountain of volcanic origin (laccolith) near Piatigorsk in the North Caucasus. Mount Beshtau is 1,400 m high and is composed of trachyte and liparite. Deciduous forests of ash, oak, hornbeam, and beech grow on its slopes; the summits are bare.