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Ozarks

[oh-zahrks] /ˈoʊ zɑrks/
noun
1.
Lake of the, a recreational lake in S central Missouri, created by a 1931 dam on the Osage River. 93 sq. mi. (242 sq. km).

Ozark

[oh-zahrk] /ˈoʊ zɑrk/
noun
1.
a town in SE Alabama.

Ozark Mountains

plural noun
1.
a group of low mountains in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma.
Also called Ozarks.
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  • This region, extending from the Ozarks to Eastern Tennessee, is one of the very best poultry sections.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • In the northern part of Arkansas we come to the foothills of the Ozarks.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • In the fall of 1862 he suddenly appeared in the Ozarks at the head of a band of guerrillas.

  • He wished that they were many miles on their way to the camp in the Ozarks.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • Even the conflict which had raged along the borders of Missouri and Kansas had only come as a faint echo among the Ozarks.

British Dictionary definitions for Ozarks

Ozark Mountains

/ˈəʊzɑːk/
plural noun
1.
an eroded plateau in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma. Area: about 130 000 sq km (50 000 sq miles) Also called Ozark Plateau
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Word Origin and History for Ozarks

see Ozark.

Ozark

mountains of southcentral United States, said to be from French aux Arcs, short for aux Arkansas "to the Arkansas (Indians)," who once inhabited that region. See Arkansas.

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