an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of national park
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Words nearby national park
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Example sentences from the Web for national park
The magnificent National-Park idea was thus born by a camp-fire in the wilds.
Grouse and quail are increasing in numbers under National-Park protection.
British Dictionary definitions for national park (1 of 2)
an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance
British Dictionary definitions for national park (2 of 2)
a mountainous volcanic region in New Zealand, in the central North Island: ski resort
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