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Ozarks

[oh-zahrks]
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noun
  1. Lake of the, a recreational lake in S central Missouri, created by a 1931 dam on the Osage River. 93 sq. mi. (242 sq. km).
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Ozark

[oh-zahrk]
noun
  1. a town in SE Alabama.
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Ozark Mountains

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

Ozarks

see Ozark.

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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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