Definition of Mojave
1. Noun. A member of the North American Indian people formerly living in the Colorado river valley in Arizona and Nevada and California.
2. Noun. A desert area in southern California and western Arizona.
Generic synonyms: Desert
Group relationships: Arizona, Az, Grand Canyon State, Ca, Calif., California, Golden State
Terms within: Death Valley
3. Noun. The Yuman language spoken by the Mohave.
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Literary usage of Mojave
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1908)
"The deposit is situated in an apparently isolated butte about 2.5 miles south from the town of mojave, on the mojave desert. The butte, though apparently ..."
2. ... The Native Races: Of the Pacific States by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"Tattooing is common, but not universal; many of the mojave women tattoo ... 17 mojave girls, after they marry, tattoo the chin ' with vertical blue lines. ..."
3. On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer: The Diary and Itinerary of Francisco by Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés (1900)
"FROM mojave TO MOQUI, JUNE, 1776. June 4. I ascended along the bank of the river ... 1 The crossing of the Colorado is to be taken at or near Fort mojave. ..."
4. Bi-monthly Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers by American Institute of Mining Engineers (1905)
"THE mojave mining district is situated in a group of small hills centering around ... These hills are about 4.5 miles SSW. of mojave, a railroad town at the ..."
5. Report of the Conservation Commission of the State of California: January 1 by California Conservation Commission, George Cooper Pardee, Frank Adams, Sidney T. Harding, Ralph D. Robertson, C. E. Tait, Charles Hamilton Lee (1912)
"This area includes the valley and desert sink of mojave River, ... The valley of mojave River should not be confused with mojave Valley on Colorado River, ..."
6. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1856)
"SLOPE TOWARDS THE mojave. NATURE OF THE SOIL UPON.—VEGETATION OF. ... The mojave river is first struck by the trail not far below its sources—its further ..."