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  1. an extensive plateau or mesa in central Arizona; the southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau.
  2. a mountain range in W New Mexico.
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  1. Archaeology. of or relating to an Amerindian culture of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico 100 b.c.–a.d. 1000, characterized by pit houses also used for burials and a distinctive black-on-white pottery decorated with human and animal figures.
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Examples from the Web for mogollon

Historical Examples

  • While crossing the Mogollon mountains the weather was quite cold.

    Forty Years Among the Indians

    Daniel W. Jones

  • It is sharply defined from the lowlands of Arizona by the Mogollon Escarpment.

  • To the far northwards, could be43 dimly observed the outlines of the Mogollon range of mountains.

    Danger Signals

    John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady

  • In digging down about the stem, however, I found only the shells of a Mogollon walnut.

  • Van was living on metaphorical clover down near Tucson; I was roughing it out on the rocks of the Mogollon.

    Starlight Ranch

    Charles King