Death Valley

Death Valley

noun
an arid basin in E California and S Nevada: lowest land in North America. About 1500 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km); 280 feet (85 meters) below sea level.
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Death Valley
 
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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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Death Valley definition


Desert valley in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada.

Note: The lowest point in North America — 282 feet below sea level.
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