national park

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of national park

:an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government and in the U.S. by an act of Congress

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First Known Use of national park

1851


NATIONAL PARK Defined for English Language Learners

national park

noun

Definition of national park for English Language Learners

  • : an area of land that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science


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