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- n. the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)
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We've got to cross the Continental Divide this afternoon.
Darkness was coming quickly, but while Mark and I waited for Chadwick to arrive, we took a five-minute break to survey the ridgeline of the Continental Divide to the east and the Eagle River watershed and Mount of the Holy Cross to the west.
Major fragments of landscape such as the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (centered on the northwestern corner of Wyoming, with overlap into Montana and Idaho) and the northern Continental Divide ecosystem (including Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, almost two hundred miles from Yellowstone in the northwestern corner of Montana) would be linked to each other, and to similar fragments in Idaho, as a reticular whole.