Deseret

geographical name
Des·​er·​et | \ ˌde-zə-ˈret How to pronounce Deseret (audio) \

Definition of Deseret

proposed state of the U.S. south of the 42nd parallel and west of the Rockies that was organized in 1849 by a convention of Mormons but was refused recognition by the U.S. Congress

Note: Deseret would have included most of present-day Utah, much of Nevada, and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California.

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“Deseret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Deseret. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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