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Definition of the noun painted desert

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  1. a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona


  1. The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park. Much of the area within the Petrified Forest National Park is protected as the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Much of the Painted Desert region is within the Navajo Nation.
  2. Painted Desert: Created over 80 million years, the Painted Desert in South Australia, distinct from Painted Desert in Arizona, is just as spectacular with its multi-hued terrain. The effects of erosion on the residue from an ancient inland sea and the leaching of minerals in the soil, together lend the myriad colours one sees today. Located towards the north-east of Coober Pedy, Painted Desert is just a few miles away from Arckaringa Station and is notable also for its distinctive mesas, mountains and geological formations. Not far from here on the way to Oodnadatta you would also see large areas of ground covered with mica. The entire region is desolate and made up of soft, fragile "rock".


  1. "Painted Desert" is a musical album of Robert Quine, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  2. "Painted Desert" is a musical album of World Tribe - featuring Raymond Gomez & HOG vs. The World Wide Message Tribe.
    • released on (11 years ago)


"Painted Desert" is a book by Frederick Barthelme.


  1. "Painted Desert" is a 1938 romance western film based on the story by Jack Cunningham, written by John Rathmell and Oliver Drake and directed by David Howard.
  2. "Painted Desert" is a 1993 film directed by Masato Harada.

Phrases with Painted Desert

  1. Painted Desert Milkvetch
  2. Painted Desert Glossy Snake

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

See WOODRAT PAINTED DESERT Geologic formation lying within the Colorado Plateau Semidesert, Navahoan Desert, and (part of) the Great Basin Desert, located in the Intermountain West of southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, ...

Google previewThe Route 66 Encyclopedia (2012)

by Jim Hinckley

Built in 1924 by Herbert Lore, who made extensive use of petrified wood in the construction, the Painted Desert Inn, originally the Stone Tree House, was sold to the National Park Herbert D. Lore utilized petrified wood in the construction of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Tribes (2009)

by Carl Waldman

The Painted Desert lies along the Little Colorado River in Arizona. There are also desert lands along the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California. All these different landscapes have aridity in common. The average annual rainfall for the region ...

Google previewthe encyclopedia americana (1919)

by 1919 The Encyclopedia Americana Corporation

PAINTED DESERT. This name is applied to the wide area of plateaus and low mesas extending along the cast side of the valley of the Little Colorado in northern central Arizona. To the north it extends along the top of the east wall of Marble ...

Google previewGeography: A Visual Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

This is now carved into United States spiderlike, radiating ridges of very Location Painted Desert, Arizona hard quartlitc YOCkDate of impact 50,000 years ago Width 0.75 miles (1.2 km) Type Simple Also known as Meteor Crater, this is the form ...

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

Painted Desert (USA) The Painted Desert is a type developed primarily as a trophy game animal. Subsequently it attracted the attention of hobby farmers seeking an unusual sheep. Mouflon (qv) is the predominant influence in its ancestry, but ...

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