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valley Idioms & Phrases


death valley

  • noun a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
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false lily of the valley

  • noun small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan
    Maianthemum bifolium.
  • noun small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers
    Maianthemum canadense.
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great rift valley

  • noun ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults
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kobuk valley national park

  • noun a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites
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Lily of the valley

  • noun low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
    Convallaria majalis; May lily.
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  • (Bot.), a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding, fragrant, white flowers.
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lily-of-the-valley tree

  • noun broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
    Pieris japonica; andromeda; Japanese andromeda.
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loire valley

  • noun the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated
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rift valley

  • noun a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust
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rift valley fever

  • noun an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by mosquitoes or by handling infected animals
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ruhr valley

  • noun a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
    Ruhr.
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san fernando valley

  • noun a fertile valley in southern California to the north of Los Angeles; includes many residential communities
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san joaquin valley

  • noun a vast valley in central California known for its rich farmland
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shenandoah valley

  • noun a large valley between the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia; site of numerous battles during the American Civil War
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silicon valley

  • noun a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
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sun valley

  • noun a winter sports resort in south central Idaho
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Valley board

  • (Arch.), a board for the reception of the lead gutter in the valley of a roof. The valley board and lead gutter are not usual in the United States.
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valley fever

  • noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
    desert rheumatism; coccidiomycosis; coccidioidomycosis.
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valley girl

  • noun a girl who grew up in the tract housing in the San Fernando Valley
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valley oak

  • noun tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    California white oak; Quercus lobata; roble; valley oak.
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valley pocket gopher

  • noun of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
    Thomomys bottae.
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Valley rafter, ∨ Valley piece

  • (Arch.), the rafter which supports the valley.
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Valley roof

  • (Arch.), a roof having one or more valleys. See Valley, 2, above.
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valley white oak

  • noun tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    California white oak; Quercus lobata; roble; valley oak.
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wild lily of the valley

  • noun evergreen with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy-white flowers; widely distributed in northern parts of Old and New Worlds
    Pyrola rotundifolia.
  • noun North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters
    shinleaf; Pyrola elliptica.
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