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Mesa Verde

[mey-suh vurd, vur-dee] /ˈmeɪ sə ˈvɜrd, ˈvɜr di/
a national park in SW Colorado: ruins of prehistoric cliff dwellings. 80 sq. mi. (207 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Mesa Verde is one of those elevated plateaus we have so often described.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Over all was the ever-present and brooding mystery of the deserted Mesa Verde.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The dwellers in the Mesa Verde were more fortunate even than their fellow pueblo dwellers.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • If these traditions are founded in fact, the promising civilization of the Mesa Verde has sadly retrograded in its transplanting.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Hopi architecture and masonry shows marked retrogression from the splendid types of the Mesa Verde.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • The fauna and flora of Mesa Verde should be particularly interesting to visitors.

  • Among the most interesting animal residents of Mesa Verde are the lizards.

  • Kivas in the Mesa Verde are always underground and generally circular in shape.

  • The latter, the only poisonous species on the Mesa Verde, lives among the rocks in the lower canyons.

  • In all probability many objects of interest or information concerning the Mesa Verde cliff dwellers have been lost.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde

/ˈmeɪsə ˈvɜːd/
a high plateau in SW Colorado: remains of numerous prehistoric cliff dwellings, inhabited by the Pueblo Indians
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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