Mojave Desert

or Mohave Desert


noun

a desert in S California: part of the Great Basin. About 15,000 sq. mi. (38,850 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for mojave desert

Mojave Desert

Mohave Desert


noun

a desert in S California, south of the Sierra Nevada: part of the Great Basin. Area: 38 850 sq km (15 000 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for mojave desert

Mojave Desert
[ (moh-hah-vee) ]

Area of low, barren mountains and flat valleys in southern California.

notes for Mojave Desert

Location of Death Valley National Monument.

notes for Mojave Desert

Lowest point in the United States.
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