Death Valley

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Death Valley

An arid desert basin of eastern California and western Nevada. Its lowest point is 86 m (282 ft) below sea level.

Death Valley

n
(Placename) a desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles)

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n.
an arid basin in E California and S Nevada: lowest land in North America. ab. 1500 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km); 280 ft. (85 m) below sea level.
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Noun1.Death Valley - a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern NevadaDeath Valley - a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
Mohave Desert, Mojave Desert, Mohave, Mojave - a desert area in southern California and western Arizona
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And so at last he came through the hills out of the valley of death into a land of park-like beauty, rich in game.
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