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Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
  1. a range of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; most of the range is included in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km). Highest peak, Clingman's Dome, 6642 feet (2024 meters).
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Also called Smoky Mountains, Great Smokies.
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British Dictionary definitions for smoky mountains

Smoky Mountains

pl n
  1. See Great Smoky Mountains
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Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smokies

pl n
  1. the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)
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smoky mountains in Culture

Great Smoky Mountains

Part of the Appalachian Mountains on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Note

Named after the smokelike haze that envelops them.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the crest of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail follows the crest of the mountains.
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