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- proper n. A valley in California and Nevada, remarkable for being the lowest-elevated place in North America.
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- n. a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
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It is recorded in the report of the Death Valley expedition that after a year of abundant rains, on the Colorado desert was found a specimen of Amaranthus ten feet high.
This immortal shrub spreads down into Death Valley and up to the timber-line, odorous and medicinal as you might guess from the name, wandlike, with shining fretted foliage.
Then, just as he was being dropped at altitude above Hidden Hills north of Death Valley across the Nevada line, his rocket engine did not ignite.