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Ozark

[oh-zahrk]
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noun
  1. a town in SE Alabama.

Ozark Mountains

plural noun
  1. a group of low mountains in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma.
Also called O·zarks.
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Examples from the Web for ozark

Historical Examples

  • It branded her Ozark twang as a lie, and a great many other things about her.

    Vigorish

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • It might have saved us some trouble on our Ozark journey had we been that prudent.

  • Tell him to post Williams' brigade at the bridge, with Ozark's battery.

    Love Under Fire

    Randall Parrish

  • In spite of self-sterility and low quality, Ozark is a promising variety for the country south of Pennsylvania.

  • Spaniards worked the mines in the Ozark Hills of Missouri two hundred years ago.


British Dictionary definitions for ozark

Ozark Mountains

Ozarks (ˈəʊzɑːks)

pl n
  1. an eroded plateau in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma. Area: about 130 000 sq km (50 000 sq miles)Also called: Ozark Plateau
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Word Origin and History for ozark

Ozark

mountains of southcentral United States, said to be from French aux Arcs, short for aux Arkansas "to the Arkansas (Indians)," who once inhabited that region. See Arkansas.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper