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Colorado Desert

noun
1.
an arid region in SE California, W of the Colorado River. About 2500 sq. mi. (6475 sq. km).
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  • Down in the Colorado Desert is a well which is bringing its owner a fortune.

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  • The work of reclaiming the Colorado Desert was begun in 1900.

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  • The Colorado Desert is thus called because the great river of that name carved it out of the sea.

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  • A few families are to be found, however, in the vicinity of the "Volcanoes" in the Colorado Desert.

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  • "The Volcanoes" is the name given to a most peculiar and terrifying region in the lower Colorado Desert.

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  • Superstition Mountain, situated in the southwestern portion of the Colorado Desert, is one of these.

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  • In 1837, a one-legged man named Smith found a mine of wonderful richness in the Colorado Desert.

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  • In the Colorado Desert he chanced upon three hills, and upon the larger one he discovered gold.

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  • There are other peaks and mountains which are worthy of mention among the features of the Colorado Desert.

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  • Thus its great delta, the Colorado Desert, has become the home of many thousands of people.

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British Dictionary definitions for Colorado Desert

Colorado Desert

noun
1.
an arid region of SE California and NW Mexico, west of the Colorado River. Area: over 5000 sq km (2000 sq miles)
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