Great Smoky Mountains


plural noun

a range of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; most of the range is included in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers). Highest peak, Clingman's Dome, 6,642 feet (2,024 meters).

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Also called Smoky Mountains, Great Smokies .

Origin of Great Smoky Mountains

First recorded in 1840–45
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British Dictionary definitions for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smokies


pl n

the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)
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Cultural definitions for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Part of the Appalachian Mountains on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

notes for Great Smoky Mountains

Named after the smokelike haze that envelops them.

notes for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the crest of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail follows the crest of the mountains.
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