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Mojave Desert

or Mohave Desert

noun
1.
a desert in S California: part of the Great Basin. About 15,000 sq. mi. (38,850 sq. km).
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  • Yet his mother thought of him as one who had vanished into the Mojave Desert.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • We turned our faces towards the Mojave Desert, and I wondered, what next?

    Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes
  • In the great weird wastes which make up the Mojave Desert, Death is king.

    The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
  • The oddly shaped mountain was identified by one of the men who had once been a Mojave Desert rat.

  • At the western boundary of the Mojave Desert lies San Pasqual, huddled around the railroad water tank.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • At one stroke he could destroy them both, and cast them forth into the wide reaches of the Mojave Desert, homeless.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Our first night's camp was out on the barren waterless plain, now known as the Mojave Desert.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
British Dictionary definitions for Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

noun
1.
a desert in S California, south of the Sierra Nevada: part of the Great Basin. Area: 38 850 sq km (15 000 sq miles)
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Mojave Desert in Culture
Mojave Desert [(moh-hah-vee)]

Area of low, barren mountains and flat valleys in southern California.

Note: Location of Death Valley National Monument.
Note: Lowest point in the United States.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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