1. a town in SE Alabama.

Ozark Mountains

plural noun
  1. a group of low mountains in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma.
Also called O·zarks.
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Historical Examples of ozarks

  • In the northern part of Arkansas we come to the foothills of the Ozarks.

    The Negro Farmer

    Carl Kelsey

  • He wished that they were many miles on their way to the camp in the Ozarks.

  • The air to-day was wholesome; to-morrow it might be as full of lead as the Ozarks!

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Time passed, and other settlers began to invade the seclusion of the Ozarks.

  • Was it the same person that warned you that you were being pursued in the Ozarks?

British Dictionary definitions for ozarks

Ozark Mountains

Ozarks (ˈəʊzɑːks)

pl n
  1. an eroded plateau in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma. Area: about 130 000 sq km (50 000 sq miles)Also called: Ozark Plateau
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Word Origin and History for ozarks


see Ozark.


mountains of southcentral United States, said to be from French aux Arcs, short for aux Arkansas "to the Arkansas (Indians)," who once inhabited that region. See Arkansas.

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