Mojave Desert

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Mojave Desert

also Mohave Desert
An arid region of southern California and Nevada southeast of the Sierra Nevada. Once part of an ancient inland sea, the desert was formed by volcanic action and by materials deposited by the Colorado River.

Mojave Desert


Mohave Desert

(Placename) a desert in S California, south of the Sierra Nevada: part of the Great Basin. Area: 38 850 sq km (15 000 sq miles)


(or Mo•ha′ve) Des′ert

(moʊˈhɑ vi)
a desert in S California: part of the Great Basin. ab. 15,000 sq. mi. (38,850 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mojave Desert - a desert area in southern California and western ArizonaMojave Desert - a desert area in southern California and western Arizona
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Death Valley - 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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Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor and USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie today visited the Mojave Desert of California to join a public meeting and hear from the community about its vision for the management of public lands in the region.
Liberty Institute Rededicates the Controversial Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial Cross on Sunrise Rock to Once Again Honor the Selfless Sacrifice of U.
The mother just moved into an expensive new house in the Mojave Desert.
MATERIALS AND METHODS--We divided previously un-surveyed portions of the breeding range of burrowing owls in southeastern California into four regions: northern Mojave Desert-eastern Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert, eastern Mojave Desert, and Sonoran Desert.
Though the Mojave Desert is a land of temperature extremes and vast spaces without water, it is also home to Native American peoples and numerous rare wildlife and plant species, including some that can be found nowhere else.
and New Zealand contribute 19 chapters to a text which evolved from the November 2004 Mojave Desert Science Symposium, held in Redlands, California.
WHO knew that one day 1 million or so acres of barren Mojave Desert would be so popular?
20,000 ACRES OF LAND being donated to California's desert parks, thanks to the Mojave Desert Land Trust's recent purchases of privately-owned homesteads, ranches, and mines within Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Preserve.
A series of upper-level disturbances and storm systems moving through the base of the trough resulted in unusual low elevation snow in the Mojave Desert during a roughly two week period.
To be constructed in California's Mojave Desert, the project is the world's largest single solar commitment.
Palm Springs and its sister cities, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Rancho Mirage, lie within the Coachella Valley, bordered by the Mojave Desert and fortressed by the imposing San Jacinto Mountains.