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Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
1.
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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  • Some of the finest specimens grow on the limestone hills of the smoky mountains.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • A Shawano war party coming against the Cherokee, after having crossed the smoky mountains, halted there to prepare arrows.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • He emigrated, or committed suicide, I know not which, but the smoky mountains knew him no more.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • What magic had flashed such pictures upon a remote summit of the smoky mountains?

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
British Dictionary definitions for smoky mountains

Smoky Mountains

plural noun

Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
1.
the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)
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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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