from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A desert region of the western United States comprising most of Nevada and parts of Utah, California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Oregon. John C. Frémont explored and named the area (1843-1845).

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  • proper n. A large arid area of western United States of America.


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