Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

noun
a range of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; most of the range is included in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km). Highest peak, Clingman's Dome, 6642 feet (2024 meters).
Also called Smoky Mountains, Great Smokies.
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Great Smoky Mountains or Great Smokies
 
pl n
the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)
 
Great Smokies or Great Smokies
 
pl n

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Great Smoky Mountains definition


Part of the Appalachian Mountains on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

Note: Named after the smokelike haze that envelops them.
Note: Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the crest of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail follows the crest of the mountains.
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