an arid basin in eastern California and southern Nevada: lowest land in North America. About 1,500 square miles (3,900 square kilometers); 280 feet (85 meters) below sea level.
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Origin of Death Valley
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for Death Valley
a desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Death Valley
notes for Death Valley
The lowest point in North America — 282 feet below sea level.
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