from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain range of southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast east of Granada. It rises to 3,480.4 m (11,411 ft) at Mulhacén.
- A mountain range of eastern California extending about 644 km (400 mi) between the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and the Nevada border. Mount Whitney, 4,420.7 m (14,494 ft), is the highest elevation.
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- proper n. A mountain range in Andalusia, Spain
- proper n. A mountain range in California and Nevada, USA
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- n. a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada
- n. a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney
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On our way through the Sierra Nevada the train was delayed for a fall of snow and rocks to be cleared from the tracks-the first of several such delays over the course of the entire journey.
From the south to the Sierra Nevada stretch these pampas in ever-rolling waves of tussock grass, thorn bushes, guanacos, and mirages.
So he had gathered some exact coleopterous data from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Appalachians of North Carolina, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia, the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and from Hawaii, Saint Helena, the Seychelles, and Bermuda, among other places.
One day I looked down into the Fissures, so called, giddy, suicide-provoking rents; and more than once, on the Wawona road, I skirted two of those beautiful Sierra Nevada meadows, so feelingly celebrated by Mr. Muir, and so surprising and grateful to all new-comers in these parts.
The fact that the Sierra Nevada was continually kept in mind as the barrier between Utah and California, may have given an occasion to call the adjacent territory east of California, Nevada, though the name does not come into prominence until 1860.
Clif Bar is named after my father, Clifford, who was my childhood hero and companion through the Sierra Nevada mountain range.