- a valley in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: a part of Yosemite National Park. 7 miles (11 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for yosemite
He was helping protect the Yosemite Valley while he was sprucing up the hills of middle Manhattan.Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi
September 3, 2014
The paper also listed NASA and 97 percent of its employees at home, and Yosemite, closed for the celebration of its 123 birthday.What the Rest of the World Thinks of America’s Shutdown
October 3, 2013
“Yosemite is 5,400 feet,” says Mike Archer, a publisher and wildlife consultant.
So far, 43,000 acres of Yosemite National Park has been burned.
Up to 10,000 campers at Yosemite National Park may have been exposed to a deadly rodent-borne illness.Yosemite Hanta Virus: Nature Strikes Back
September 3, 2012
In California the Yosemite Valley is preserved for ever for human enjoyment.The Heart of Nature
Muir is right, for all these are Yosemites; but he is wrong, for there is only one Yosemite.
More than any other feature, they differentiate and distinguish the Yosemite.
Swiftcurrent has the repose but not the softness of Yosemite.
Nearly all the valleys except the Yosemite became filled with lava.
Word Origin and History for yosemite
from Southern Sierra Miwok /yohhe'meti/ "they are killers." "[E]vidently a name given to the Indians of the valley by those outside it." [Bright]
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