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national monument

noun
1.
a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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  • These unique landscapes have been suggested for national monument status.
  • Normally the national monument is bathed in white light.
  • In times of high unemployment, even the designation of a national monument can become a jobs program.

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