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geographical name\mə-ˈhä-vē, mō-\
Definition of MOJAVE DESERT
desert S California SE of S end of the Sierra Nevada
Variants of MOJAVE DESERT
Mo·ja·ve Desert or Mo·ha·ve Desert\mə-ˈhä-vē, mō-\
Arid region, southeastern California, U.S. Occupying more than 25,000 sq mi (65,000 sq km), it extends from the Sierra Nevada to the Colorado Plateau and merges with the Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south and southeast. Together with the Sonoran, Great Basin, and Chihuahuan deserts it forms the North American Desert. The Mojave Desert receives an average annual rainfall of 5 in. (13 cm). It is the location of Joshua Tree National Park.